With the current health crisis sidelining many industries and forcing people to work from home, the cast of Saturday Night Live are doing the same by streaming “SNL at Home” where comedians and artists alike could share their craft from the comfort of their own dwellings.
This past Saturday (April 11th) members of SNL conducted a pre-recorded Zoom meeting with Tom Hanks acting as the official host, who addressed the crowd by saying “There’s no such thing as a Saturday anymore. Every day is today. And we’re not really live. But we’re doing everything to make this feel like the SNL you know and love.”
Highlights of the show included a clip of Pete Davidson rapping “This Is A Drake Song,” while treating fans to highlights of his pad, including a Pac-Man arcade game, parking signs, framed basketball jerseys and track lighting. The piece seems to be in response to Drake’s home unveiling this past week. Kate McKinnon also made an appearance, reprising her signature role as Ruth Bader Ginsburg giving workout tips. See both videos here.
Another high point of the evening was Coldplay front man Chris Martin playing guitar and singing the Bob Dylan classic “Shelter From the Storm.” Martin delivered the 1974 old surrounded by instruments with the words “Entrance to Trains” written behind him, likely a reference to SNL‘s Grand Central-themed stage in New York. Check out the clip below.