Kumail Nanjiani, Gal Gadot to host Saturday Night Live during Season 43
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Kumail Nanjiani, Gal Gadot to host Saturday Night Live during Season 43

The Big Sick actor Kumail Nanjiani and Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot will host two upcoming episodes of Season 43 of hit TV show Saturday Night Live.

tv Updated: Sep 23, 2017 10:03 IST
Indo Asian News Service, Los Angeles
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While Gal Gadot will host the October 7 episode, Kumail Nanjiani will do the honours for October 14th episode.(AFP)

Stand up comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani whose roots go back to Pakistan, along with Wonder Woman actor Gal Gadot, have been tapped to serve as hosts in the upcoming two episodes of Season 43 of the hit late-night show Saturday Night Live.

Saturday Night Live announces the exciting news through a photograph posted on its Twitter account, reports aceshowbiz.com.

Gadot will take the hosting duty in the October 7 episode of the series with Sam Smith as the musical guest.

It marks the first time for the actress to host SNL. The gig came after her latest movie Wonder Woman, in which she portrays the titular character. Meanwhile, it will be Smith’s second visit to the long-running show.

The following episode (October 14) will see Kumail Nanjiani of the film The Big Sicks is making his debut as a host on Saturday Night Live.

The Silicon Valley actor will host with musical guest Pink. Pink is set to release her upcoming seventh studio effort Beautiful Trauma on October 13, a day before the episode airs.

Earlier, it was announced that actor Ryan Gosling will host the show’s season premiere with rapper Jay-Z as the musical guest.

It marks his second time hosting the Emmy-winning show after guest-starring alongside Leon Bridges back in 2015.

Meanwhile, Jay-Z, who dropped his new album titled 4:44, is more familiar with the show as the upcoming episode will be his fourth time serving as musical guest. His last appearance on the show was in May 2010 when Betty White was the host.

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First Published: Sep 23, 2017 09:52 IST