Comedian Adam Sandler is hosting “Saturday Night Live” for his very first time May 4 along with musical guest Shawn Mendes.
Sandler originally joined the show in 1990 as a writer and was part of the cast until 1995, according to a report published by Page Six. He created famous characters while on the show including Cajun Man, Opera Boy and Canteen Boy.
“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.
Sandler deciding to host the show comes as a surprise to many as he has long said he didn’t want to host the show, according to Entertainment Weekly. He told former “SNL” veteran Norm Macdonald, “Why should I? There are guys who love doing it, who are great at doing it. I just don’t know how good I’d be at doing it. I did what I could do on that show.”
Both Macdonald and Sandler were reportedly fired from “SNL.” (RELATED: Adam Sandler’s Basketball Shooting Form Is Horrible)
Although Sandler has never hosted the show since his departure in 1995, he has appeared for a few cameos since then and also appeared for the 40th Anniversary special.