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Paul Rudd Saturday Night Live to film without audience amid Omicron surge

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The actor Paul Rudd, People’s Sexiest Man Alive of 2021, was set to be inducted into the vaunted Five-Timers Club on Saturday Night Live but the surging Omicron variant of the coronavirus meant there would not be a live audience to see it happen.

The long-running sketch comedy show announced on social media on Saturday afternoon that the night’s episode would tape without a live audience and with only limited cast and crew, “due to the recent spike in the Omicron variant and out of an abundance of caution”.

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