Nora Lum aka Awkwafina is set to host Saturday Night Live on October 6th, 2018. She will be the second host of the season along with Travis Scott as the musical feature. Awkwafina will be the second Asian American woman to host Saturday Night Live since it’s debut. The first was Lucy Liu when she did it back on December 16, 2000.
The news officially broke out when SNL posted their first three shows on Twitter.
— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) September 27, 2018
Awkwafina first burst onto the public light after her rap song “My Vag” went viral. The musician/actor has since seen her stardom rise after her roles in hit movies as Ocean’s 8 and Crazy Rich Asians. She has several upcoming projects in movies and has recently shot a pilot for Comedy Central.