The NBC-type show on Saturday afternoon said there would be no live viewers in the studio due to the recent rise in Govt-19 cases.
“Due to the latest spike of the Omicron variant and high alert, there will be no live viewers for the ‘Saturday Night Live’ tapping tonight,” an NBC spokesman said in a statement.
The show started with host Paul Rudd, actors Tom Hanks, Tina Fay and actors Kenan Thompson for hosting the show at least five times on stage at the Five-Timers Club.
They explained that earlier this week the show will feature a mix of taped paintings and classic Christmas paintings from years past.
“I was devastated and heartbroken,” he tweeted. “I’m safe and healthy right now, but I’m definitely very sad. Please take care of yourself outside.”
NBC said in a statement that “the program continues to follow government security guidelines in addition to the rigorous testing protocol.”
“SNL” is drawing its audience to the latest live event in New York City affected by the epidemic.