NEW YORK (AP) — People’s Sexiest Man Alive of 2021 is about to be inducted into the vaunted Five-Timers Club on “Saturday Night Live,” however the surging omicron variant of the coronavirus means there will not be a reside viewers to see it occur.
The long-running sketch comedy present introduced on social media Saturday afternoon that the evening’s episode would tape with out a reside viewers and with solely restricted cast and crew “due to the recent spike in the Omicron variant and out of an abundance of caution.”
“Ant-Man” star Paul Rudd is the host, returning to Studio 8H for the fifth time — sometimes a milestone of a lot fanfare. British pop star Charli XCX is the evening’s musical visitor. The Dec. 18 episode was the NBC present’s final introduced episode for the 12 months.
It’s unclear which cast members will seem on Saturday’s present, which normally tapes a costume rehearsal at 8 p.m., adopted by the reside present at 11:30 p.m.
The present returned for its forty seventh 12 months in September with 16 cast members and 5 featured gamers, a very crowded area. The dimension of the cast has allowed for atypical flexibility for its high-profile members, who can now take break day for different tasks through the season.
The present stated on social media that those that had received tickets to the evening’s present would obtain extra data quickly.
New York state reported Saturday that almost 22,000 individuals had examined optimistic for COVID-19 on Friday — eclipsing the day before today’s mark for the very best single-day whole for brand new circumstances since testing grew to become extensively obtainable. More than half the optimistic outcomes have been within the metropolis. Omicron is predicted to turn into the dominant coronavirus variant in lots of nations inside weeks.
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