SNL host Dan Levy gets surprise visit from dad Eugene Levy during opening monologue

SNL host Dan Levy gets surprise visit from dad Eugene Levy during opening monologue

SNL host Dan Levy gets surprise visit from dad Eugene Levy during opening monologue

SNL host Dan Levy gets surprise visit from dad Eugene Levy during opening monologue

During his opening monologue, first-time Saturday Night Live host Dan Levy got a surprise visit from his father, actor and comedian Eugene Levy, who showed up in a Covid-safe “isolation box”.

Wearing a sparkling black suit, the younger Levy, who co-created Emmy award-winning comedy Schitt’s Creek with his father, took the audience on a backstage tour of SNL studio 8H, while reassuring that things were still the same, just safer.

“Everybody still has that funny, charming sparkle in their eye… They’re just a little bit safer!” he reassured the audience while walking past a “cast decontamination station” and pointing out a headshot of Schitt’s Creek co-star Catherine O’hara, who hosted twice in the early 1990s.

“Oh wait, dad??” exclaimed Levy when he saw his father.

“I flew in to wish you luck tonight, but because I traveled, I’m in this isolation box!” Eugene said. “I didn’t know about the box at the time, but I found out when I landed! Don’t worry about me, I’m fine. You’ve got enough on your plate tonight.”

Before his SNL debut, Levy’s mother Deborah Divine wished her son luck on social media, writing on Twitter, “This goes out to the bully punks at Camp WTF who made life miserable for a certain cabin-mate back in the the summer of ’96 – just because he was different. Well, after all these years I have just 7 words to say to you: ‘Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!’ @danjlevy.”


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