As part of a very special ‘stay at home’ episode of Saturday Night Live, Coldplay singer Chris Martin tuned in to deliver an unannounced rendition of Bob Dylan song ‘Shelter From the Storm’.
Shot in black-and-white was all acoustic in homage to the original, Martin’s performance lasted just over three minutes and was introduced by show host Tom Hanks—the actor back to full health after contracting coronavirus while shooting a film in Australia.
Elsewhere in the show Larry David reprised his role of Bernie Sanders, Fred Armisen teamed up with Beck Bennett and Kyle Mooney for a sketch and, of course, Alec Baldwin checked in with his “Weekend Update” as Donald Trump.
“Will it be weird to see sketches without big sets and costumes? Sure. But will it make you laugh? Eh, it’s ‘SNL,’ there will be some good stuff, maybe one or two stinkers, you know the drill,” Hanks said as part of his monologue. “Stay safe. We are in this for the duration, and we are going to get through this together. We are going to thank our hospital workers, our first responders, and all of our helpers… the men and women who are keeping this country going when we need them more than ever. We’re going to take care of them, and we’re going to take care of each other.”
For now though, enjoy Martin’s rendition of Dylan’s 1975 Blood on the Tracks hit, below.