Tom Hanks hosted “Saturday Night Live” from his kitchen this weekend for the sketch show’s first “At Home” edition amid social distancing because of the coronavirus outbreak.
“It is a strange time to try to be funny, but trying to be funny is 'SNL'’s whole thing, so we thought ‘What the heck!’” Hanks quipped next to his refrigerator.
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“Why me as host?" Hanks asked. "Well, for one, I have been the celebrity canary in the coal mine for the coronavirus, and ever since being diagnosed, I have been more like America’s dad than ever before,” because, he joked, no one wants to be around him very much and he makes people uncomfortable.