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Watch Lena Dunham dance and poke fun at herself in SNL promo

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Lena Dunham is to host Saturday Night Live for the first time this weekend, and judging by its promotional video (below) it's going to be very funny. (Lena hasn't disappointed us yet.)

The trailer shows the Girls star filming multiple takes to introduce her skit alongside co-star, actress and comedian Kate McKinnon. Two of the takes include the pair celebrating their feminism with a rather groovy dance and Dunham poking fun at her own reputation for being controlling behind the camera.

Other takes see McKinnon vying for a part in a future Girls episode and appearing topless after Dunham agreed to "wear the same outfit" but then deciding to "change her mind".

The episode airs this Saturday (8 March) and will also star American indie rock band The National as musical guest.

As well as her SNL stint, it was recently announced that Dunham is to work on her very own comic book series.

The 27-year-old will pen a four-part series for Archie comics, after she expressed her enthusiasm for the books in a panel debate with American film and television producer JJ Abrams and novelist Doug Dorst in November last year.

Meanwhile, her upcoming advice book Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned" - which reportedly sold for £2.2 million ($3.7 million) to Random House - is out on 7 October 2014. Here are 6 things you need to know about the highly anticipated release.

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