09/17/2014 02:48 pm ET Updated Sep 17, 2014

Bill Hader Is Hosting SNL, But The Idea Of Asking Lorne Michaels About It Is Very Stressful

It was announced on Wednesday that "SNL" alum Bill Hader will be hosting the very show that propelled him to fame nine years ago in just a couple weeks, on Oct. 11. Funny enough, in a HuffPost Live interview on Tuesday, the "Skeleton Twins" star explained why the thought of asking showrunner Lorne Michaels for the hosting gig would be quite the stressor.

"I don't wake Lorne up in the middle of the night and go, 'Can I host?'" he joked.

But if he were to do that, he has a very clear vision of how it would go. Michaels would likely respond by retorting, "Really Bill? I need to sleep. You're really calling me?"

Hader would then reveal himself to be already in Michael's lobby, at which point Michaels would come down "in his robe" and Hader would nervously ask: "'Wanna come down and take a walk with me and talk about hosting the show?"

But that was yesterday, and today we can all rest assured that Lorne Michaels actually called Hader to ask if he'd host, not the other way around.

Watch the rest of Bill Hader's hysterical conversation with HuffPost Live here.

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