Twenty One Pilots to Perform on 'SNL,' Lin Manuel Miranda to Host

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Twenty One Pilots perform during the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Night 1 held at T-Mobile Arena on Sept. 23, 2016 in Las Vegas.

The 42nd season of Saturday Night Live premieres this weekend (Oct. 1) with host Margot Robbie and musical guest the Weeknd; on Wednesday (Sept. 28), the show revealed its stars for episode two.

Twenty One Pilots will serve as musical guest on Oct. 8, with Lin-Manuel Miranda hosting. The pairing of angsty alternative rap-rockers with the Hamilton creator/musical theater luminary is a bit incongruous, but hey, doesn’t that make for entertaining live television?  

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For Twenty One Pilots, the SNL gig comes amidst worldwide arena dates, which last all the way through April 2017. For the 36-year old superstar just one “O” shy of an EGOT, the debut SNL hosting gig comes less than three months after he walked away from his starring role in Hamilton

Below, see how the pair reacted to the big SNL news: