Comedian and filmmaker Adam Sandler returned to to the stage that launched his career, NBC’s Studio 8H, to host “Saturday Night Live” after parting approaches with the show almost 25 years ago.
Although Sandler has become a hit-movie maker each as a celebrity and producer with his Happy Madison Productions, he stated throughout his opening monologue that people often ask him why he ever left “SNL,” and he sang a song to reply the question.
“I was fired,” he sang.
Comedian Chris Rock joined and answered the same question the same way: “I was fired.”
Current cast member Pete Davidson, who’s seen extra headlines for his love existence and
mental health than for his overall performance on the show, tried to join in, however Sandler informed him he has not, in fact, been fired.
“I wasn’t … how’s that even possible?” Davidson said.
“I don’t know,” Sandler said. “Be patient, ’cause it’s coming soon.”
Sandler wrapped up the section explaining why he used to be back.
“NBC stated that I was once done,” he sang. “Then I made over 4 billion at the container office, so you should say I won.”
“SNL” averted taking part in off the headlines for its bloodless open, however information section “Weekend Update” offered a comedic precis of political events, which include a visit from presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, played by using Kate McKinnon.
She called the Democratic field of candidates a “friggin’ clown car” and criticized her colleagues in Congress for so a ways failing to pass forward with impeachment of President Donald Trump.
“It’s like the Titanic is sinking and we are politely waiting in line for the bathroom,” she said.
Sandler, who started as a writer on “SNL” in 1990 and left as a cast member in 1995, brought his character Opera Man to “Weekend Update.” He had some lines for Attorney General William Barr, who did not show up Thursday for a day of testimony before the House Judiciary Committee.
“Where did Barr go?” Sandler sang. “He did not show. Check every single Wendy’s.”
Pop star Shawn Mendes was the night’s musical guest. Former cast member Kristen Wiig also stopped by to perform in a few sketches.
At the end of the show, Sandler sang an ode to comedian Chris Farley, a fellow “SNL” cast member who died in 1997 of an accidental drug overdose.
“On Saturday night my man would always deliver,” Sandler sang, strumming a guitar. “Whether he was the Bumblebee Girl or livin’ in a van down by the river.”
“Give it up for the great Chris Farley.”