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Saturday Night Live is the next stop in Chris Pratt's quest for world domination

Chris Pratt
Chris Pratt
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On Wednesday, venerable sketch comedy institution Saturday Night Live confirmed that clown hunk Chris Pratt will be ringing in the 40th season of the show as its first host.

Pratt has been riding a wave of success this summer with his movie Guardians of the Galaxy breaking records and surpassing box office expectations.  Since then, Pratt has proved himself to be the male Jennifer Lawrence, showing off his dorky side by doing things like rapping the Eminem's part in a Dr. Dre song on live radio:

Throwing out bad first pitches:

And participating in an ice bucket challenge:

SNL, of course, is hoping people tune in to see Pratt be funny and adorable. He'll be joined by demon victim Ariana Grande as the musical guest.

Saturday Night Live premieres on September 27.

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