Daniel Levy Makes His Hilarious Debut as 'Saturday Night Live' Host


| LAST UPDATE 02/07/2021

By Molly Houghton
Daniel Levy, SNL Host
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The Golden Globe nominee joined the cast of Saturday Night Live for a laugh-filled night as he hosted the sketch comedy show for the first time. Plus, a special someone joined Daniel Levy for a surprise cameo.

"I'm so honored to be hosting Saturday Night Live. Somewhere my 13-year-old self has fainted in a really melodramatic way," the Schitt's Creek creator started his monologue. "Now, the past 12 months have quite literally changed my life in so many ways, both good and not-so-good. Some good: People finally started watching our show Schitt's Creek, and we were fortunate enough to win nine Emmys this year. Beyond a dream come true."

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The star continued, "The not-so-good: those Emmys were quite literally thrown at us by a stranger in a hazmat suit." Levy was referring to the presenters who delivered awards live during the 2020 ceremony, geared in protective clothing. "But for all the good, and the not so good, I have somehow found myself here on this iconic stage, standing in front of all of you, and trust me when I say this: It has only been good here at SNL."

The evening's host went on to give a hilarious, socially-distanced tour of the renowned Studio 8H. The walk-through included a stop by the set's hosting wall, where Daniel found a picture of none other than his castmate and on-screen mother, Catherine O'Hara. Lucky for us, that wasn't the only Schitt's Creek appearance of the night. The actor found his father next!

Daniel Eugene Levy SNL
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"You came all the way from Los Angeles?" Daniel asked his dad, who stood inside a giant Plexiglass box, for safety. "Son! Wow, look at you!" Eugene Levy answered. "No, I flew in to wish you luck tonight, but because I traveled, I'm now in this isolation box." The father-son reunion was a full-circle moment for the 74-year-old actor. Eugene's own SNL appearance, recorded when Dan Levy was just one year old, never aired due to a strike by the Writers Guild of America.

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While the veteran comedian had hands-down the best seat in the house, he wasn't the only family member showing support for Daniel's debut on the legendary show. Levy's mom celebrated the big moment on Twitter with an incredible clap-back to her son's childhood bullies. The hysterical night that followed the opening monologue was the best revenge an aspiring teen comedian could get.