This week Saturday night live it was a family affair. Dan Levy made his SNL He will debut over the weekend and received help from his father, comedy icon Eugene Levy.
During his monologue, the charming Schitt’s cove star gave fans a tour of Studio 8-H and its new coronavirus security protocols. This includes social distancing monitors (complete with six-foot pool noodles) and disinfectant sprays.
After being doused with bleach and hit with pool noodles for getting too close to audience members, Dan finally turned a corner down one of the corridors and found himself face to face with his father, who was isolated inside a bucket of plexiglass and flanked by guards. in hazmat suits.
“Dad? Did you come from Los Angeles?” Dan asked in surprise.
“I flew in to wish you luck tonight, but because I traveled, I am now in this tight box of isolation,” Eugene explained.
“Did you fly here just to watch the show from a strange box?” Dan replied.
“I didn’t know about the box at the time. I found out when I landed,” shared his father. “Listen. Don’t worry about me. I’m fine. Okay? You have enough on your plate tonight.”
When Dan returned to the main stage to start the show, Eugene managed to convince the guards in hazmat suits to at least flip his box over so he could see his son.
Before taking fans on a tour of the studio, Dan introduced himself to the audience and commented on how “good and not so good” the last year has been for him.
“People finally started watching our show, Schitt’s cove, and we were lucky to win nine Emmys, “Dan said.” What wasn’t so great was that those Emmy Awards were literally thrown by a stranger in a hazmat suit. “
“The good: I’ve been stopped on the street by different kinds of people. Which is new, fun, and different. What’s not so great, those people mostly yell at me ‘Eww’, Dan continued.” That was a line I wrote. for the show that will now haunt me for the rest of my life. “
Dan was joined on Saturday by first-time musical guest Phoebe Bridgers, who also performed two musical numbers that delighted her fans, especially in her second performance, when she destroyed her own guitar for fun.
Saturday night live airs live from coast to coast at 11:30 pm ET, 8:30 pm PT on NBC.