Apr 12, 2020 - Health

Tom Hanks hosts "Saturday Night Live at Home" special

A screenshot of Tom Hanks hosting "Saturday Night Live At Home."
A screenshot of Tom Hanks hosting "Saturday Night Live at Home." Photo: NBC/Twitter

Tom Hanks was the surprise host as "Saturday Night Live" returned with a new remotely produced, prerecorded episode after NBC suspended production of the comedy last month in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

The big picture: Hanks said he was hosting "Saturday Night Live at Home" as he's been "the celebrity canary in the coal mine" for the coronavirus following his diagnosis for the virus from which he's since recovered. Alec Baldwin, Larry David and Chris Martin also made guest appearances. The show concluded with a tribute to "SNL" music producer Hal Willner, who died after presenting with COVID-19 symptoms.

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