Tom Hanks Hosts First-Ever Stay-At-Home 'Saturday Night Live'

Written by on April 12, 2020

“Hey, it’s good to be right here, although additionally it is very bizarre to be right here internet hosting ‘Saturday Evening Stay’ from residence,” Tom Hanks introduced throughout a shock look as host of the historic stay-at-home version of “SNL.”

The actor, who lately recovered from COVID-19, captured the weird feeling that got here with the “SNL” solid placing on a present whereas sheltering of their properties.

“It’s a unusual time to try to be humorous. However attempting to be humorous is ‘SNL’s’ entire factor, so we thought, what the heck, let’s give it a shot,” stated Hanks, wearing a go well with in the midst of his kitchen.

He referred to himself on the “celeb canary within the coal mine for the coronavirus.” He and his spouse, Rita Wilson, examined constructive for COVID-19 final month in Australia, had been hospitalized, then stayed in quarantine till returning to Los Angeles two weeks in the past. 

Hanks joked that he’s now “extra like America’s dad than ever earlier than, since nobody desires to be round me very lengthy, and I make folks uncomfortable.” 

He and Wilson are “doing nice,” he stated, and “hunkered down — like all of us ought to be.”

Hanks warned viewers that the present wouldn’t look the identical because it at all times does ― however that it’s nonetheless “SNL.” 

“There’ll be some good things, perhaps one or two stinkers,” he stated. “You already know the drill.” 

Hanks concluded: “Keep secure. We’re on this for the length, and we’ll get via this collectively.”

Try the video up high.

And right here’s a glimpse of the solid at residence from the opening credit:

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