Saturday Night Live Announces Second At-Home Episode amid Coronavirus Pandemic
Also in the episode, Larry David made a cameo as Bernie Sanders — who recently suspended his presidential campaign — and Alec Baldwin made a cameo as President Donald Trump with a recorded message.
New York City, where SNL tapes, has been hit particularly hard. There are at least 145,855 cases and 10,889 deaths as of Friday, more than any other city in the world, according to a New York Times database.
Coronavirus has also hit the SNL cast personally. Earlier this month, Weekend Update anchor Che revealed his grandmother had died after contracting the virus.
He later announced that in honor of his grandmother, he would be paying rent for all the residents in her former New York City apartment building.
“It’s crazy to me that residents of public housing are still expected to pay their rent when so many New Yorkers can’t even work,” Che said.
“Obviously I can’t offer much help by myself,” he continued. “But in the spirit and memory of my late grandmother, I’m paying one month’s rent for all 160 apartments in the NYCHA building she lived in.”
Saturday Night Live airs Saturday (at 11:30 p.m. ET) on NBC.
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