Adam Sandler To Make a Triumphant Return To “SNL”

Adam Sandler at "The Week Of" film premiere, New York, Apr 2018. Photo by Stephen Lovekin/REX/Shutterstock (9640181be)

In 1990, Saturday Night Live welcomed a then-24-year-old Adam Sandler to its ranks.

He began as a writer before moving to the stage a year later as a member of the cast — a position he served in until 1995.

The young actor then went on to star in many comedies, write, produce, and become a household name in Hollywood.

Now, he’s going back to where it all began.

For the first time in 24 years, Adam Sandler will be returning to the set of SNL. But this time, as host.

“We are happy to welcome Adam back to SNL in what is sure to be a special night,” said executive producer Lorne Michaels.

It seems kind of crazy that in all this time, Sandler has never hosted the sketch show, where he portrayed the characters of Opera Man and Hank Gelfand, and performed “The Chanukkah Song.”

But all that is about to change on the 4th of May when the 52-year-old will make his hosting debut.

He will be joined by Shawn Mendes who will be making his second appearance as the musical guest.