Okay, now that we're done with all that "lovey-dovey" crap (serious congrats to Colin Jost and Scarlett Johansson for getting married and helping out Meals on Wheels America, though), we can get back to the serious business of comedy. In this case, the weekly tradition of the host/musical artist promo prior to the next new episode of NBC's Saturday Night Live. In the following two-promo clip, host John Mulaney and musical artist The Strokes are joined by SNL cast member Ego Nwodim to remind viewers of a few things (except the most obvious thing). Following that, Nwodim connects the dots between Mulaney's previous hosting gig and this one and… well… let's just say Mulaney has a big COVID-related apology to offer.
Here's a look at a small sample of what's on tap for this week…
Saturday Night Live's 46th season includes Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant, Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Mikey Day, Chloe Fineman, Heidi Gardner, Colin Jost, Kate McKinnon, Alex Moffat, Kyle Mooney, Ego Nwodim, Chris Redd, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, Melissa Villaseñor, and Bowen Yang. Che and Jost serve as head writers, with Bryan Tucker serving as senior writer. Lauren Holt (The Filth), Punkie Johnson (Space Force), and Andrew Dismukes (Comedy Central's Colossal ClusterFest, New York Comedy Festival) are joining the cast as feature players. Alec Baldwin returns as Donald Trump, with Maya Rudolph joining them as Kamala Harris, and Jim Carrey as Joe Biden (Bennett will continue as Michael Pence).
Not including specials and digital series, SNL has won over 70 Emmy Awards, the most for any show in television history. SNL also holds the title for the most nominated television show in Emmy history with over 275 nominations (once again, not including specials and digital series). The long-running sketch comedy and musical series is executive produced by Lorne Michaels, produced by Steve Higgins and Erik Kenward, and directed by Don Roy King. Ken Aymong serves as a supervising producer, with Lindsay Shookus, Erin Doyle, and Tom Broecker producing. The series is produced by SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video.