TODAY   |  March 10, 2014

‘Girls’ star Lena Dunham debuts as ‘SNL’ host

Dunham hosted “Saturday Night Live” for the first time, and partook in a hilarious “Scandal” parody. Weekend Update anchor Cecily Strong tweeted about how much she loved Dunham’s performance. Carson Daly reports from the Orange Room.

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>>> morning, carson's thinking about saturday night.

>> that's right. saturday night live and our buddy lena dunham making her debut. let's take a look at one of the funny sketches she did. one of many, by the way. here she is in action with a parody of "scandal." take a look.

>> how long will it take to decrypt it?

>> i'd say 24 hours .

>> i need you to do it in one minute.

>> let me see what i can do. okay. done.

>> oh, my god. that was so fast. okay. i am coming over there right now because i fully do not believe you. sorry. oh, you guys, i'm so sorry, i accidentally opened garage band .

>> she was great. and then the tweets came in. people loved lena on "snl." writes lena dunham is the best, smartest, funniest and wonderfully weirdest gal. lena chimes back, do i ever now feel like i'm getting ripped away from my beloved camp friends. seth meyers gets in on it. lena dunham takes the weekend. great on snl, great on "girls." how do you think she did? let us know.

>> carson, thank you.