‘SNL’ plans second stay-at-home episode this Saturday

The show experimented with remote comedy two weeks ago with host Tom Hanks.

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“Saturday Night Live” actors Aidy Bryant (clockwise from top left), Chris Redd, Heidi Gardner, Kate McKinnon, Mikey Day and Alex Moffat play co-workers struggling with a Zoom video during the episode of April 11, 2020.


Two weeks after its unusual experiment with shelter-in-place comedy, “Saturday Night Live” plans to try it again.

A post on the show’s Twitter account announced, “We’re back this Saturday!” It was accompanied by a clip of cast member Colin Jost adjusting a camera lens as his castmates deal with technical hitches of their own.

On the first “SNL at Home” show on April 11, all the sequences were recorded earlier, and all featured cast members and guests performing alone from home, sometimes interacting with other actors.

No host or musical guest was announced, as was the case two weeks ago. On that episode, actor and coronavirus patient Tom Hanks was the surprise host, and he introduced a musical performance by Coldplay’s Chris Martin. Alec Baldwin and Larry David made guest appearances.

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