When it was first announced that the cast of Saturday Night Live would be participating in an entire episode from home, there were definitely a lot of questions of “How is this possible”? Sure, the technology is advanced enough for meetings, but a remote sketch show just seemed sort of out there. And we wound up getting something that was rough around the edges, raw, but also at the same time, still managed to be the show that we all knew and loved.
Now, the cast is sharing the story of how it all came together. They discuss everything including that first official Zoom table read, surreal moments in filming, operating equipment themselves, Pete Davidson getting Adam Sandler to participate, news of Hal Wilner’s death, and reading through the final sketch of the season that saw them in New York.
By the fall, we hope that everything is back to normal and Studio 8h is full of laughter on your average Saturday night once more. But until then, these three remote shows were a pretty fun experiment that we all got to witness.