“Saturday Night Live” is back in the studio for the first time in months—becoming the first major network show to have a live audience since the pandemic began. And that’s led to a serious warning from the Health Department.
“Offering tickets to the general public without the appropriate casting and screening process is not allowed. We have communicated that to SNL and expect them to follow the rules,” the New York State Health Department said in a statement.
A rep for the show said they are working with the Health Department to make sure all guidelines are followed. Audience members can request up to nine tickets, but can only bring people from their own “social bubble.”
“I would imagine that they won’t have every single seat filled, and perhaps that’s why they’re asking to identify your social bubble, so that you can sit in packs, but then be spaced out