Tuesday, May 21, 2024

“Saturday Night Live” Trying to Fill Seats for Upcoming Live and Rehearsal Shows, Guests Must Take COVID Test


Hell has frozen over.

“Saturday Night Live” is the hottest ticket in New York. Everyone wants to see the show in person. There are two performances, dress rehearsal and live. It’s almost impossible to get into either one of them all season.

Not anymore. Would you die to see Chris Rock and Megan Thee Stallion in person for the opening show? Kate McKinnon? Kenan Thompson?

“SNL” is now soliciting audience members. What’s really crazy is that you can request up to 9 tickets if they’re in your “COVID bubble”– meaning people you’re quarantined with.

The first four episodes are up for grabs. Seats are being held for health workers at two of the shows.

Here’s the description:

All ticket applicants should request either 2, 7, 8 or 9 tickets, depending upon the size of your “social bubble.” Please note that all people for whom you’ve requested tickets must come to the show, in order for any of you to be seated.

If selected for tickets the following rules/guidelines will apply:

  • All guests will be required to take a mandatory COVID-19 test upon arrival. This is a self-administered lower nasal antigen test with results yielded before the show.
  • Temperature checks will also be required at check in.
  • Face coverings/masks are required at all times while inside the building – no bandanas, no gaiters, no masks with vents will be allowed.
  • All audience members will be asked a series of questions prior to admission:
    • Are you exhibiting any symptoms related to COVID-19?
    • Have you exhibited any symptoms to COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
    • Have you had a positive COVID-19 test within the past 14 days?
    • Have you been in close contact with anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, or anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, within the past 14 days?
    • Have you traveled to any of the following states in the past 14 days? Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming (list updated as of 9/26/20; list changes, based on NY State guidance)

Please note anyone who has a temperature of 100.4 or higher will not be allowed admission and the party may not be granted admission either. A positive COVID-19 test for any member of your group will result in the entire group not being granted admission.

You know, at this point, I’d go depending on the host and musical guest artist. Bring on the Rolling Stones, and I’m there, virus or no virus!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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