May 23, 2021 - Politics & Policy

"SNL" cold open featuring Chris Rock reflects on "crazy" year

The cast on the "SNL" cold open season finale.

Photo: Will Heath/NBC

The "Saturday Night Live" cast reflected in the final cold open of season 46 on a "crazy" year that saw political upheaval and a pandemic that forced NBC to produce the show remotely for a while.

The big picture: "SNL" regular Cecily Strong thanked viewers "for staying with us through an election, an insurrection, and an objection that there was an insurrection." Comedian Chris Rock made a brief cameo to note that his hosting of the season's premiere "feels like six years ago."

  • Actor Anya Taylor-Joy hosted the show, while Lil Nas X was the musical guest.
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