Tom Hanks welcomes Saturday evening live from home after coronavirus recovery
Tom Hanks has joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live” to host the first home episode of the hilarious skit series, lightening the mood during the coronavirus crisis.
The comedy cast got together on Zoom to record the show from their homes due to the coronavirus lockout. Trying to maintain some regularity in the episode, SNL was hosted by legendary actor Tom, 63, and featured music by Chris Martin of Coldplay.
During the episode, the camera passed through Tom’s kitchen to the place where the actor was dressed in a suit.
“It’s nice to be here, but it’s also very weird to be here to welcome Saturday Night Live home,” said Hanks, speaking from his kitchen. “It’s a strange time to try to be funny, but trying to be funny is all for SNL. “
Saturday Night Live aired its first episode on Saturday since it suspended production in mid-March due to the New York coronavirus epidemic, starring actors performing sketches at home and hosted by none other than Tom Hanks.
Hanks was one of the first celebrities to test positive for COVID-19, and he documented his quarantine and recovery for fans.