This week, "Saturday Night Live" started out on a serious note, skipping the usual cold open so show star Cecily Strong could deliver a message to Paris, after Friday's horrific attacks.
Wearing a lace black top, the comedian looked straight at the camera to deliver a heartfelt message from the show, and the city of NYC.
"Paris is the City of Lights, and here in New York City, we know that light will never go out," she said. "Our love and support is with everyone there tonight. We stand with you."
She then repeated the statement in French, before announcing, "and now, live from New York, it's Saturday night."
The variety show has a history of pushing forward following tragic events.
On September 29, 2001, the show aired its first episode since 9/11, with Mayor Rudy Giuliani and members of the NY police and fire departments appearing on stage. "Can we be funny?" Lorne Michaels asked Giuliani. Giuliani's response: "Why start now?"
In 2012, following the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the show started with the New York City Children's Chorus singing "Silent Night."