Melissa McCarthy Hosting Saturday Night Live for Second Time in Two Years

Us Weekly

Mark your calendars! Oscar-nominated actress Melissa McCarthy is set to return to NBC's Studio 8H in April to host Saturday Night Live for the second time, sources tell Us Weekly.

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The Identity Thief star, 42 -- still on a high from her latest comedy's $100 million take at the box office -- has been tapped for the legendary late-night show's April 6 episode. It will be her second stint as host in two years.

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McCarthy -- who started her career doing sketch comedy with the Groundlings, an improv troupe based in L.A. -- earned rave reviews for her first go-around on SNL in October 2011. Critics praised the Emmy winner for having fun and fearlessly committing to every sketch.

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Among the highlights from her last hosting gig? A reunion with her Bridesmaids co-star Kristen Wiig in the "Lawrence Welk Show" cold opening, a skit about an inappropriate office worker (McCarthy) who sexually harasses her co-worker (Jason Sudeikis), and a hilarious bit featuring the comedienne as an obsessive Hidden Valley Ranch fan.

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