“Saturday Night time Stay” introduced, simply hours earlier than showtime, that there can be no reside viewers on Saturday night time “out of an abundance of warning” amid the surge of coronavirus circumstances in New York tied to the Omicron variant.
The present additionally wrote on Twitter that there can be “restricted solid and crew,” but it surely didn’t elaborate if any of the solid members had examined optimistic for the virus.
“The present continues to comply with all authorities security tips along with a rigorous testing protocol,” it stated, including that those that had tickets to the taping at Rockefeller Middle “can be getting extra data quickly.”
“S.N.L.” usually tapes a gown rehearsal at 8 p.m. Japanese time on Saturday, after which the reside efficiency airs at 11:30 p.m.
Saturday night time’s present, which was anticipated to be the final certainly one of 2021, was scheduled to be hosted by the actor Paul Rudd, with a musical efficiency by the English pop artist Charli XCX.
About two hours earlier than the announcement, “S.N.L.” shared a tweet from the singer reminding followers to “tune in tonight.”
In a promotional clip posted on Thursday, Mr. Rudd revealed that Saturday’s episode can be his fifth time internet hosting the present.
When the “S.N.L.” solid member Ego Nwodim congratulated him within the clip on “becoming a member of the 5-Timers Membership,” Mr. Rudd joked that he was becoming a member of the membership solely as a result of he was “arrested for the fifth time this week.”