'Saturday Night Live' Returns With Tom Hanks as Host

Entirely recorded from home.

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After a month-long hiatus due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Saturday Night Live made its return last night with one very surprising guest as host: Tom Hanks.

Hanks his wife Rita Wilson have previously been diagnosed with COVID-19 while he was filming for a new movie in Australia. After being hospitalized for a short period, the two returned home and have since recovered from the virus. As he points out during his opening monologue, he agreed to do the episode since he is one of the most prominent American actors to be diagnosed with COVID-19. He also reassures his fans that his shaved head is just a look for the movie he’s currently filming. “It’s good to be here, but it’s also weird to be here hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’ from home,” Hanks said. “It is a strange time to try and be funny, but trying to be funny is ‘SNL’s’ whole thing, so what the heck, let’s give it a shot.”

Aside from his monologue, the episode also featured Cold Play’s Chris Martin as musical guest, as well as various sketches recorded by the SNL cast entirely from home.

For Tom Hanks’ full monologue, check out the video above.

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