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John Mulaney to host SNL Halloween special with help from The Strokes

John Mulaney, the American stand-up comedian, actor, writer and producer, has been confirmed as the official host for the eagerly anticipated Halloween edition of popular television show Saturday Night Live.

With the new series of SNL officially underway, the announcement of Mulaney’s addition came during the The news arrived during the live broadcast of the October 24 episode which saw British pop star Adele and host alongside musical contributors H.E.R.

The addition of Mulaney has been backed by SNL producers with the inclusion of now-iconic New York City rock band The Strokes who will be providing the live music for the Halloween special. The Julian Casablancas-fronted group released their sixth studio album, The New Abnormal, in April and will be exhibiting new material.

For Mulaney though, he is no stranger to the iconic Studio 8H and his showing on SNL next week will mark the second time he has appeared on the show this year after he previously hosted in February alongside the great David Byrne.

“Three things define New York City: SNL, the Strokes, and Ed Koch. Koch is dead, so they got me,” Mulaney wrote on Twitter. “I am so goddamn excited. 4th time up. Wow and wow and wow.”

See the full announcement, below.

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