Tom Hanks Jokes About COVID-19 During His SNL Appearance

Saturday Night Live came back this weekend with a format. Instead of using their slot for a series of prerecorded show, they decided to go with "Saturday Night Live at Home".

Cast members performed their sketches from their homes, and went about the show as normal as they could.

BC'sSaturday Night Liveaired its experimentalSaturday Night Live at Homespecial on April 11, swapping the usual live format for a series of prerecorded, remotely performed sketches in the wake of COVID-19 safety measures.

"It’s beautiful to see all my castmates," Kenan Thompson said at the top of the show as the cast appeared in a video call.

"It’s sometime between March and August," Kate McKinnon joked.

The episode was hosted by the one and only Tom Hank, who recently just survived being diagnosed with the coronavirus in March.

"It is a strange time to try to be funny," Hanks said during his monologue.

He reassured the audience that he and his wife are doing mine. But he didn't shy away from adding some jokes.

"There’s no such thing as Saturdays anymore," Hanks said alluding to no one being on a regular schedule anymore because of our new quarantine lifestyle. 

"Stay safe," Hanks said at the end of his monologue. He thanked the health care workers, delivery workers, grocery workers and the folks who have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 response.

This week's episode always recieved a lot of praise online for their efforts to continue releasing shows during these difficult times.

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