Adam Sandler, who got his start on “Saturday Night Live” as a writer and cast member, is returning to the show to host it for the first time. NBC announced Friday that Sandler is schedule to host on May 4 and will be accompanied by musical guest Shawn Mendes. “We are happy to welcome Adam back to ‘SNL’ in what is sure to be a special night,” executive producer Lorne Michaels said in a statement Friday.
Sandler joined “SNL” as a writer in 1990 and he was a cast member from 1991 to 1995. Sandler has since had a couple of uncredited appearances on the show and took part in “SNL’s” 40th anniversary special in 2015.
Sandler’s episode will also mark Mendes’ sophomore appearance on “SNL.” The singer made his debut on a 2016 episode hosted by Emma Stone and performed “Mercy” and “Treat You Better.”