Aziz Ansari to host Saturday Night Live

'Master of None' star will make his SNL hosting debut on January 21.

Comedian Aziz Ansari is set to make his hosting debut on Saturday Night Live later this month.

It was announced Tuesday that the creator and star of Master of None will take up hosting duties on the January 21 episode of NBC's hallowed sketch comedy institution, joined by musical guest Big Sean.

Well, it's about time.

There have been only three hosts of Asian descent -- Jackie Chan and Lucy Liu, both back in 2000, and Bruno Mars in 2012 -- in Saturday Night Live's 42-year history. Ansari will be the fourth, and the first ever host of South Asian descent.

Now if we could just a regular Asian American cast member or two up in there, that would be great.

Meanwhile, the much-anticipated season two of Master of None will premiere on Netflix later this year. Ansari and executive producer/co-creator Alan Yang won an Emmy last year for outstanding writing in a comedy series for the show's widely celebrated "Parents" episode.

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