Seth Meyers, 'Crazy Rich Asians' star Awkwafina to host 'SNL'

Seth Meyers

Seth Meyers

"The last Asian woman to host Saturday Night Live was Lucy Liu who took on that role on December 16, 2000 with Jay-Z as the musical guest". (That same night, Kanye will release his new album Yandhi, which features 6ix9ine and the late XXXTentacion.) And now, SNL has revealed a bit more of its upcoming calendar.

SNL tweeted Thursday that it has tapped Crazy Rich Asians star Awkwafina to host the second episode of the season, on October 6, with Travis Scott serving as musical guest. NBC also announced Awkwafina would host the week before Meyers on October 6, and naturally Meyers only reaction so far to his own hosting announcement was to congratulate her. "Awkwafina is gonna kill it!"

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According to Ford, she was friends with one of Kavanaugh's classmates, which resulted in them being at numerous parties together. The Senate Judiciary Committee is questioning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after an anonymous letter was sent to Sen.

Meyers, who spent 13 seasons on "SNL" and acted as head writer and "Weekend Update" anchor, will be joined by Paul Simon, who will mark his 15h the appearance on the NBC sketch series on his 77th birthday. Travis Scott will also be making his SNL debut.

The appearance by Simon is of particular note to longtime SNL fans.

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