Saturday Evening Stay Pronounces Final-Minute Modifications for Ultimate 2021 Present Amid COVID-19 Considerations

Hours earlier than Paul Rudd was set to host SNL, it was introduced that “out of an abundance of warning, there will probably be no stay viewers.

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The present should go on…however with some modifications.

Hours earlier than airing a brand new episode, Saturday Night Live introduced that its last present of the yr would look just a little totally different than earlier ones attributable to coronavirus issues. 

“As a result of current spike within the Omicron variant and out of an abundance of warning, there will probably be no stay viewers for tonight’s taping of ‘Saturday Evening Stay and the present could have restricted forged and crew,” a statement read on Twitter and Instagram on Dec. 18. “The present continues to comply with authorities security pointers along with a rigorous testing protocol.”

Shortly after the long-running NBC sketch comedy collection shared the replace, musical guest Charli XCX introduced that she was now not performing.

“As a result of restricted crew at tonight’s at tonights taping of snl my musical performances will now not be capable of go forward,” she revealed on social media. “i’m devastated and heartbroken.”

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The 29-year-old singer, who first carried out on SNL in 2014, mentioned that she and her staff “labored so laborious” to “convey probably the most superb musical efficiency to life.”

“It will possibly’t occur this time however I will be again!” she continued, including, “I’m at present secure and wholesome however in fact very unhappy.”

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Paul Rudd is scheduled to host the ultimate Saturday Evening Stay episode, which marks the fifth time he is hosted. It is unclear if there have been any modifications concerning his internet hosting duties or different forged members’ appearances forward of Saturday’s present.

(E! and NBC are each a part of the NBCUniversal household).

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