SNL Makes Changes for Final 2021 Show Amid COVID-19 Concerns

The display have to go on…but with some improvements.

Hours ahead of airing a new episode, Saturday Evening Reside introduced that its closing clearly show of the year would look a tiny diverse than preceding ones because of to coronavirus considerations. 

“Because of to the latest spike in the Omicron variant and out of an abundance of warning, there will be no live audience for tonight’s taping of ‘Saturday Night Live and the clearly show will have constrained forged and crew,” a statement browse on Twitter and Instagram on Dec. 18. “The show proceeds to adhere to federal government protection recommendations in addition to a rigorous screening protocol.”

Soon soon after the lengthy-managing NBC sketch comedy sequence shared the update, musical guest Charli XCX introduced that she was no for a longer time performing.

“Thanks to the constrained crew at tonight’s at tonights taping of snl my musical performances will no longer be ready to go in advance,” she disclosed on social media. “i am devastated and heartbroken.”