Adam Sandler To Host ‘SNL’ For First Time

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Fans will finally get to see Adam Sandler hosting Saturday Night Live next month for the first time ever.

Variety reports Sandler will host "SNL" on May 4 with musical guest Shawn Mendes.

The 52-year-old comic will host SNL for the first time in his career in May, it was announced by the show via Twitter on Friday.

There's also the matter of Sandler being fired from the show back in 1995 after five-plus years.

Sandler first joined SNL as a writer in 1990, and was a member of the cast from 1991-95.

Some of his most memorable characters include Opera Man, who read the news as if it were a climactic aria, and Hank Gelfand, the long-suffering husband to Beverley (Chris Farley), who would sit next to him and flip through the Zagat Guide to find somewhere to eat. I'm slow now. There are guys who love doing it - who are great at doing it.

Sandler's SNL return is a surprise considering he has long said he wouldn't host, telling fellow SNL vet Norm Macdonald, "Why should I?" I just don't know how good I'd be doing it.

More recently, Sandler signed a deal with Netflix.

The 52-year-old now has a comedy special on Netflix - "100% Fresh" - and stars alongside Jennifer Aniston in the streaming services' soon-to-be-released film "Murder Mystery".

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