NBC announced on Friday that comedian and actor Adam Sandler will host “Saturday Night Live” for the very first time in his career.
The date of his appearance will be May 4, and Sandler will be joined by musical guest Shawn Mendes.
It’s been a rather stunning 25 years since Sandler has appeared on “SNL” — and many fans have eagerly anticipated a return.
“We are happy to welcome Adam back to ‘SNL’ in what is sure to be a special night,” executive producer Lorne Michaels said in a statement.
On Friday following the news, Twitter lit up — and folks are already speculating what other “characters” might show up with him.
Here are a few of the postings:
Adam Sandler to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ For the First Time https://t.co/ssZSer0EhW
— Variety (@Variety) April 5, 2019
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— The A.V. Club (@TheAVClub) April 5, 2019
Wow. 24 years after being fired from #SNL, Adam Sandler finally returns to host.
Granted, he has made multiple guest appearances over the years.
Hoping we get some Opera Man. Also, I wouldn’t be surprised if pals David Spade, Rob Schneider, Kevin Nealon, etc. stopped by https://t.co/ifSTXhAUX7
— Eric Silverman (@ericcsilverman) April 5, 2019
With today's official announcement of Adam Sandler returning to host for the first time since leaving 25 years ago, here's one of his first appearances on SNL with Iraqi Pete. Hit me up with any Sandler requests! pic.twitter.com/rkZWHIL07C
— SNL Snippets (@SNLSnippets) April 5, 2019
— Yahoo Entertainment (@YahooEnt) April 5, 2019
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