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‘SNL’ opens with touching Paris tribute

'Paris is the city of light.'

Feb 29, 2020, 4:07 pm*

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Audra Schroeder

Saturday Night Live‘s cold open usually tackles a topical issue, but last night they ditched the jokes in favor of a very simple tribute. 

Cast member Cecily Strong addressed the audience in English and French, saying, “Paris is the city of light, and here in New York City, we know that light will never go out,” before announcing, “Live from New York, it’s Saturday night.” 

On Friday, Stephen Colbert also addressed Paris, offering words of support at the end of The Late Show

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*First Published: Nov 15, 2015, 12:38 pm