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Rachel Brosnahan will host Saturday night's episode of "SNL."

"Mrs. Maisel" star & MKE native Rachel Brosnahan cracks a case before "SNL" gig

Rachel Brosnahan became a star (and two-time Golden Globe winner) thanks to playing a stand-up comedian on Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," but this weekend she'll put her real-life live comedy chops on display for "Saturday Night Live."

On Saturday night, Brosnahan will host the late night comedy show's return from Christmas break, joined by musical guest Greta Van Fleet. And to preview her "SNL" debut, Brosnahan turned into Detective Brosnahan for a noir-soaked preview starring Kenan Thompson and the awards show favorite.

Important question: Does "SNL" know what Brosnahan's show is about? Because while they maybe got the time period right, she's definitely not Midge Maisel, Private Eye. Eh, whatever; Jason Momoa teased his hosting gig last year by dramatically taking over receptionist duty, and I don't remember any filing or office work in "Aquaman" either.

But more important question: Did you know Milwaukee gets to claim Rachel Brosnahan as one of our own? Well, probably, because you read the headline of this very article – but indeed, Brosnahan was born in Milwaukee in 1990. She admittedly wasn't here long, moving to Highland Park in the suburbs of Chicago by the time she was 4 years old, but a Milwaukee connection is still a Milwaukee connection! And we'll still happily claim an Emmy and Golden Globe winner as one of us ... though there is one very important question needing an answer: Packers or Bears?

Brosnahan will take the stage at 30 Rockefeller Plaza on Saturday night at 10:30 p.m. on NBC. Meanwhile, season two of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" is available to stream on Amazon.

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