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Saturday Night Live: Adam Sandler returns to the stage after being ‘fired’ 24 years ago

Adam Sandler got the last laugh when he hosted Saturday Night Live this week.

The 52-year-old comedian stormed the 30 Rock stage in New York City after being ‘fired’ as a cast member from the variety show in 1995.

And the current pop culture mania involving Game Of Thrones was parodied in a hilarious Family Feud sketch pitting the cast of the HBO hit against the superhero characters from the box office juggernaut Avengers: Endgame.

Last laugh:Adam Sandler, 52, got the last laugh when he hosted Saturday Night Live this week

Last laugh:Adam Sandler, 52, got the last laugh when he hosted Saturday Night Live this week

The cold open featured the game show lampoon of the two fantasy productions that had the Game Of Thrones cast versus the Avengers cast with Keenan Thompson playing host Steve Harvey.

Steve introduced the contestants as he interviewed Kate McKinnon who was playing Lady Brienne of Tarth.

‘Actually it’s Sir Brienne… I don’t know if you saw but I was recently knighted… not that I cared… but it’s like…  the highest stunner of my life…. I even allowed myself to smile’ said Kate.

‘Next we got a 1,000 year old witch… Melisandre! Are you really 1,000 years old? I mean… how come you look so good?’

Back again! The comedian stormed the 30 Rock stage in New York City after being 'fired' as a cast member from the variety show in 1995

Back again! The comedian stormed the 30 Rock stage in New York City after being ‘fired’ as a cast member from the variety show in 1995

Feud: The current pop culture mania involving Game Of Thrones was parodied in a hilarious Family Feud sketch pitting the cast of the HBO hit against the superhero characters from the box office juggernaut Avengers: Endgame

Feud: The current pop culture mania involving Game Of Thrones was parodied in a hilarious Family Feud sketch pitting the cast of the HBO hit against the superhero characters from the box office juggernaut Avengers: Endgame

Cold open: The cold open featured the game show lampoon of the two fantasy productions that had the Game Of Thrones cast versus the Avengers cast with Keenan Thompson playing host Steve Harvey

Cold open: The cold open featured the game show lampoon of the two fantasy productions that had the Game Of Thrones cast versus the Avengers cast with Keenan Thompson playing host Steve Harvey

Cecily Strong playing the red-haired mystic woman replied: ‘Maybe it’s magic… maybe it’s Maybelline..’ as she looked coyly into the camera.

‘Naw… it’s definitely magic… cause if you take off that necklace, you turn into an old lady. I know how it is. If I take off this shirt, I just puddle out into the poop emoji!,’ stated Steve.

‘Finally… every family got that weird brother.. this is Bran!’ as he introduced Bran Stark played by Kyle Mooney. 

Brienne's win: 'Actually it's Sir Brienne... I don't know if you saw but I was recently knighted... not that I cared... but it's like... the highest stunner of my life.... I even allowed myself to smile' said Kate

Brienne’s win: ‘Actually it’s Sir Brienne… I don’t know if you saw but I was recently knighted… not that I cared… but it’s like… the highest stunner of my life…. I even allowed myself to smile’ said Kate

Young at heart: Cecily Strong playing the red-haired mystic woman replied: 'Maybe it's magic... maybe it's Maybelline..' as she looked coyly into the camera

Young at heart: Cecily Strong playing the red-haired mystic woman replied: ‘Maybe it’s magic… maybe it’s Maybelline..’ as she looked coyly into the camera

‘Hello Steve, I have to go now,’ as Bran tilted his head back into a trance.

‘Ooooooh somebody got that good weed!’ said Steve.

Next, Adam opened the show with a hilarious monologue as he took to the stage and said: ‘I can’t believe I’m back here at SNL. I can’t believe I was 23 when I started here.’

The family outcast: 'Finally... every family got that weird brother.. this is Bran!' as he introduced Bran Stark played by Kyle Mooney

The family outcast: ‘Finally… every family got that weird brother.. this is Bran!’ as he introduced Bran Stark played by Kyle Mooney

‘I had some of the best times of my life here. I even lost my virginity here.’

He then broke into a song about being fired from SNL. ‘I was fired. I was fired… so sad to tell. I got fired from SNL. Well, I never saw it coming.

‘Between seasons I heard a nasty rumor that I was getting the sack. I tried calling  Lorne Michaels but he never called me back.

Fired! Chris Rock joined him on stage as Adam asked why Chris left the show and he answered 'I got fired' as he sang his own verses to the song

Fired! Chris Rock joined him on stage as Adam asked why Chris left the show and he answered ‘I got fired’ as he sang his own verses to the song

Notyet! Pete Davidson soon joined the duet as he said he got fired but Adam reminded Ariana Grande's ex that he was not fired... yet

Notyet! Pete Davidson soon joined the duet as he said he got fired but Adam reminded Ariana Grande’s ex that he was not fired… yet

‘Maybe they were sick of Canteen Boy, but I think they just hated the Jews. I was fired not rehired,’ he continued the hilarious anthem.

Chris Rock joined him on stage as Adam asked why Chris left the show and he answered ‘I got fired’ as he sang his own verses to the song.

Pete Davidson soon joined the duet as he said he got fired but Adam reminded Ariana Grande’s ex that he was not fired… yet. 

Filter fun: The monologue was followed by a CNN newscast that featured all of the reporters using social media filters such as animal ears and barfing tongues

Filter fun: The monologue was followed by a CNN newscast that featured all of the reporters using social media filters such as animal ears and barfing tongues

Old timey: Adam played a lieutenant in a militia that couldn't help but use the many filters such as a blonde wig and an 'old timey doctor'

Old timey: Adam played a lieutenant in a militia that couldn’t help but use the many filters such as a blonde wig and an ‘old timey doctor’

‘I wasn’t fired?’ Pete asked. ‘How is that possible?’ 

‘I don’t know, but be patient, cause it’s coming soon,’ joked Adam. 

Adam ended the song with: ‘I was fired. NBC said I was done. Then I made over $4 billion dollars at the box office, so you could say I won.’ 

The monologue was followed by a CNN newscast that featured all of the reporters using social media filters such as animal ears and barfing tongues.

Up next was a commercial for Romano Tours that featured Adam as a amateur travel guide providing 10-day vacation packages

Up next was a commercial for Romano Tours that featured Adam as a amateur travel guide providing 10-day vacation packages

'If you're sad now.. you might still feel sad there,' explained Adam

‘If you’re sad now.. you might still feel sad there,’ explained Adam

Adam played a lieutenant in a militia that couldn’t help but use the many filters such as a blonde wig and an ‘old timey doctor’.

A music video parody of a song called Holes (Clothes) by the fake band Von Bonjour featured the cast explaining why clothes were just holes for the human body.

Up next was a commercial for Romano Tours that featured Adam as a amateur travel guide providing 10-day vacation packages.

‘If you’re sad now.. you might still feel sad there,’ explained Adam. 

An outstanding sketch had all the cast members mimicking Adam's old Saturday Night Live and box office smash movie characters

An outstanding sketch had all the cast members mimicking Adam’s old Saturday Night Live and box office smash movie characters

Shawn Mendes - the musical guest - even joined in on the gag as he played a younger version of Adam

Shawn Mendes – the musical guest – even joined in on the gag as he played a younger version of Adam

Jimmy Fallon and Kristen Wiig made surprise cameos as they played his famous characters from his comedy albums

Jimmy Fallon and Kristen Wiig made surprise cameos as they played his famous characters from his comedy albums

‘Remember… you’re still gonna be sad. It cannot fix deep seated issues. Like how you behave in general social situations.’

An outstanding sketch had all the cast members mimicking Adam’s old Saturday Night Live and box office smash movie characters.

Shawn Mendes  – the musical guest – even joined in on the gag as he played a younger version of Adam.

A parody commercial of erectile dysfunction for Rectix featured a gigantic pill that one uses as a suppository

A parody commercial of erectile dysfunction for Rectix featured a gigantic pill that one uses as a suppository

'So it's a butt plug?,' asked the son. 'No, it's a pill,' answered the father

‘So it’s a butt plug?,’ asked the son. ‘No, it’s a pill,’ answered the father

Jimmy Fallon and Kristen Wiig made surprise cameos as they played his famous characters from his comedy albums. 

A parody commercial of erectile dysfunction for Rectix featured a gigantic pill that one uses as a suppository.  

‘So it’s a butt plug?,’ asked the son. ‘No, it’s a pill,’ answered the father. 

Adam repeated his role as Opera Man on Weekend Update as he sang about current news in an operatic voice

Adam repeated his role as Opera Man on Weekend Update as he sang about current news in an operatic voice

Shawn gave an electrifying performance of his latest single

Shawn gave an electrifying performance of his latest single

Shawn gave an electrifying performance of his latest single.

Adam repeated his role as Opera Man on Weekend Update as he sang about current news in an operatic voice.

And the finest performance came from Adam, Kate, and Kristen as they played characters from Kate’s ubiquitous sketch of Sheila Sauvage. 

The finest performance came from Adam, Kate, and Kristen as they played characters from Kate's ubiquitous sketch of Sheila Sauvage

The finest performance came from Adam, Kate, and Kristen as they played characters from Kate’s ubiquitous sketch of Sheila Sauvage

The three unfortunate characters ended up hooking up in a dirty establishment as the barkeep played by Keenan is disgusted and lights a bomb in his mouth

The three unfortunate characters ended up hooking up in a dirty establishment as the barkeep played by Keenan is disgusted and lights a bomb in his mouth

The three unfortunate characters ended up hooking up in a dirty establishment as the barkeep played by Keenan is disgusted and lights a bomb in his mouth.

The show ended with a sweet tribute to Chris Farley as Adam sang a song called My Boy Chris Farley remembering his SNL castmate who passed away in 1997.

A bittersweet, touching, and testimonial acclamation for an amazingly talented artist. 

The show ended with a sweet tribute to Chris Farley as Adam sang a song called My Boy Chris Farley remembering his SNL castmate who passed away in 1997.

The show ended with a sweet tribute to Chris Farley as Adam sang a song called My Boy Chris Farley remembering his SNL castmate who passed away in 1997.

A bittersweet, touching, and testimonial acclamation for an amazingly talented artist

A bittersweet, touching, and testimonial acclamation for an amazingly talented artist

Daily Mail UK

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