“Saturday Night Live” paid tribute to Paris one day after deadly terrorist attacks there claimed 129 lives and injured hundreds more.
The NBC show opened with cast member Cecily Strong standing on stage in Rockefeller Center’s Studio 8H, facing the camera.
“Paris is the city of light. And here in New York, we know that light will never go out,” Strong said, appearing to become visibly choked up. “Our love and support is with everyone there tonight. We stand with you.”
She then repeated the message in French.
Then Strong added, “And now, live from New York, it’s Saturday Night.”
Elizabeth Banks is hosting “Saturday Night Live” Saturday evening with musical guest Disclosure.
Watch the video of Strong’s cold open below.
We stand with you, Paris. https://t.co/hqUX4oqWMj
- Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) November 15, 2015