Karen Belz
January 10, 2017 11:34 am
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Phew. Finally. After so many people have questions why actor and comedian Aziz Ansari hadn’t hosted Saturday Night Live by this point, he goes ahead and announces that 2017 will be his year.

Ansari posted on his social media accounts that he’ll be hosting the show on January 21st — so, you might want to set your calendar. He’ll be on stage alongside Big Sean, who’ll be starting up a tour this March, so it’s definitely an episode we don’t want to miss.

The Washington Post points out that Ansari will actually be the very first South Asian American host that the show has had, so it’s pretty monumental as well.

We fell in love with Ansari after meeting him as his character Tom Haverford on Parks & Recreation. Without Ansari, there might never be “Treat Yo Self.” Think about that for a moment or two.

Ansari also dusted off his rarely-used Twitter account to post the announcement, mentioning that he was really excited about the opportunity.

The timing of his gig is definitely interesting since he doesn’t seem to have much to promote. He’s currently working on the second season of his Netflix hit show Master of None, which he co-created with Alan Yang. Season 2 is currently set to stream in April of this year.

His book, Modern Romance: An Investigation, was also a big hit when it was released in 2015. Much like a lot of Ansari’s stand-up, he wrote about how dating in this generation is surprisingly difficult and much different than generations past.

We think that Ansari’s episode is going to be incredibly funny. We’re so happy that Lorne Michaels finally gave him a call and offered him the opportunity!