This will be the first live episode of the late-night show on March 7, before the pandemic lockdown began to take hold in the United States.
The virtual show began with Tom Hanks – who previously tested positive for coronavirus – as the guest. Hanks, who wore a suit, added that it was the first time he wore anything other than sweatpants in a month. NBC produced two more virtual episodes, one that aired on April 25 with Brad Pitt doing the cold open, and one that aired May 9 with Alec Baldwin doing the cold open.
“Saturday Night Live” also aired a special collection of Mother’s Day themed sketches for Mother’s Day on May 10th.