Adam Sandler Set to Host “Saturday Night Live” For the First Time

Adam Sandler is one of the biggest comedy stars of the past two decades, and he actually got his big break thanks to popular sketch comedy Saturday Night Live. That’s why it’s so surprising that he never hosted th show – but that’s about to change next month.

Sandler will make his hosting debut on May 4, alongside returning musical guest Shawn Mendes. He served as a writer and cast member on Saturday Night Live between 1990 and 1995, when he was fired by NBC.

24 years later, there’s obviously no more bad blood between Adam Sandler and the network. In a press release following the announcement of his hosting gig, SNL creator Lorne Michaels said they’re happy to welcome him back in what is sure to be a special night.

Sandler’s latest comedy special called 100% Fresh started streaming on Netflix in October last year. He’s celebrating its success by kicking off a North American tour called 100% Fresher, and dropping his first comedy album in 15 years.