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Comedian and writer Kumail Nanjiani commencement speech at Grinnell College where he was a 2001 graduate. Rodney White/The Register

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Grinnell College graduate Kumail Nanjiani will appear on "Saturday Night Live" this week as the show's guest host.

The 39-year-old comedian from Pakistan stars as Dinesh Chugtai in HBO’s “Silicon Valley" and recently wrote and starred in "The Big Sick," a romantic comedy film.

Nanjiani graduated from the private, liberal arts college in 2001 with degrees in both philosophy and computer science.

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Earlier this year in May, he gave a commencement speech at Grinnell's graduation ceremony.

"Before America was my home, Iowa was my home," he said.

“Sixteen years ago almost to the day, I sat where you are sitting, trying to stay awake, while a very smart man said some very smart things — I think,” he said. “I cannot be sure they were smart, because I couldn’t focus on anything but the gaping maw of uncertainty facing me at that moment.”

You can find out what else Nanjiani said here. The musical guest on Saturday's show is Pink.

"Saturday Night Live" airs at 10:30 p.m. on NBC. The show, currently in its 43rd season, recently collected nine Emmys this year out of their 22 nominations.

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