Indian American comedian and TV star Aziz Ansari will become comedy sketch SNL's first host of South Asian descent.
He was also the first Indian American to be nominated for outstanding lead actor in a comedy at the Emmy.
The 33-year-old stand up comic won his first Emmy for comedy series “Master of None” for outstanding writing.
Other “Saturday Night Live” hosts of Asian descent include Lucy Liu and Jackie Chan, who both hosted the show in 2000. Bruno Mars and Fred Armisen, who are multiracial, have also hosted.