JOIN
OUR EMAIL LIST!
(David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images )

Awkwafina is an Asian American actress and rapper most recently known for her hilarious turn in the dramedy film, Crazy Rich Asians.

But now she has another impressive notch to add on her growing resume; one that is a long time coming.

She's setting a precedent as the first Asian American actress in 18 years to host SNL.


Lucy Liu was the last Asian woman to host Saturday Night Live, but that was back in December 16, 2000.

On Thursday, SNL officially tweeted out their lineup to kick off their 44th season that includes Awkwafina's October 6 appearance.

The accompanying photo lists other hosts and musical guests on numerous post-its on a cork board.


Former SNL alum Seth Meyers, who will also make his hosting debut the following week on October 13, expressed his excitement for the comedienne in a tweet which reads: "Awkwafina is gonna kill it!!!!!"


Awkwafina, whose real name is Nora Lum, left Crazy Rich Asians audiences in stitches as Goh Peik Lin, Rachel Chu's (Constance Wu) quirky but loyal bestie.

Awkwafina commented on the budding presence of more Asian American actors in Hollywood in an August interview on Huffington Post.

"With all the things that are happening, this is a woke time, and whether Hollywood likes it or not, they're going to have to change things up."

People are excited.











The 29-year-old rapper first made waves with her viral tracks, "My Vag" and "NYC Bitches" early in her career.




The nearly twenty-year gap in between the two Asian women hosting SNL is embarrassing.


But maybe this is a first towards something more ambitious.


Congratulations, girl. We'll be tuning in!


H/T - HuffingtonPost, Twitter, Bustle

There is a world full of mysteries to explore right at our very feet.

Do we engage with it on a level that might make us more uncomfortable? Well, if we really want to learn everything there is to know about our planet earth, we have to engage in the unsettling facts. They appear across every discipline.

Keep reading... Show less
Pixabay.com

Let's be honest, most of us don't read the Terms and Conditions before we click that little "I Agree" button. Most of you probably aren't even going to read this intro.

A huge chunk of you are going to open this article and immediately scroll to "the meat" because we're all about getting to the good stuff. But that rush can sometimes mean missing out on some seriously important tidbits of info.

Keep reading... Show less
Image by RitaE from Pixabay

Death is scary. It brings the unknown of the great beyond, whether that's heaven, some other afterlife, or total nothingness, depending on what you believe.

But there is one perk that comes with death: total control of your funeral.

Keep reading... Show less
Image by Pexels from Pixabay

After we've watched a movie, it can be difficult to imagine the film as a project that took months or years to finally culminate into the product we see at the theater or on our television.

But it was built and hacked together, piece by piece.

Keep reading... Show less