Paul Rudd Becomes a Member of “SNL”‘s Five-Timers Club

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Paul Rudd at the "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" film premiere in September 2021. Photo by Erik Pendzich/Shutterstock (12603995an)

Ant-Man star Paul Rudd had the honor of hosting the last episode of Saturday Night Live of 2022 over the weekend. By doing so, he joined SNL’s famed “Five-Timers Club” that features celebrities who have served as hosts for the show five or more times.

The Christmas-themed episode saw Tom Hanks and Tina Fey leading the ceremony for Rudd’s induction. Hanks and Fey, members of the “Five-Timers Club” themselves, came on stage wearing matching robes decorated with a golden “5” at the front.

SNL cast member Kenan Thompson also got on stage in order to present Rudd with his own robe. While handing the robe to Rudd, Thompson jokingly congratulated the actor for hosting the SNL “4 ½” times, alluding to the fact that the episode was taped without an audience and with limited crew due to health and safety protocols.

Only Murders in the Building co-stars Steve Martin and Martin Short also joined the festivities via pre-recorded video message, although not in a way Rudd hoped. Martin continuously talked about Tom Hanks, while bad editing tried to cover up his missteps and make the entire thing even more amusing.

Saturday Night Live is currently in its 47th season. After Paul Rudd-hosted episode, the show will go on a break before returning with new episodes in late January.

Check out the entire thing below.