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Happy Monday!

From beginning to end, Adam Sandler gave comedy fans a memorable performance as host of ‘Saturday Night Live.’

‘SNL’ great Adam Sandler hosted his former show for the first time this weekend. There were many, many ways — and by this, I mean characters — the writers and cast could have approached his long-awaited, triumphant return. Surprisingly, there weren’t too many throwbacks to characters from Adam Sandler’s glory days at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. But make no mistake, the return of Opera Man at Weekend Update, for instance, was funny in ways that only the Sandman could deliver.

From singing his opening monologue…

to singing as the iconic Opera Man…

and his emotional acoustic tribute to close the show…

Adam Sandler proved why he’s a still such a fan favorite after all of the years as he combines humor with heart in pointed yet good-natured punchlines.

And while NBC’s timing and rationale for Adam Sandler’s firing (along with Chris Farley and Chris Rock) still makes absolutely no sense, NBC’s timing and rationale for bringing Adam Sandler back to ‘SNL’ — sparked by the success of his Netflix stand-up special titled ‘Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh’ — were pitch-perfect.

Have a Better Week Than Last Week. 

Happy Monday

First: Our thoughts and prayers to those involved in the horrific shooting in Orlando.

David Spade always has a good story to tell.

Along with fellow cast members Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock and many others, David Spade’s time spent at Saturday Night Live was legendary, even by SNL standards. This group was lightning in a bottle.

We know the famous moments from those Saturday nights, but how about a great backstage story?

That story is comedic bliss.

His Hollywood Minute

David Spade is really interesting.

Today is the official release date of Spade’s new book, “David Spade is Almost Interesting.” The stand-up comedian, actor and former SNL cast member (6 years) has shared some hilarious tales of his career through the years on talk shows. Along with Chris Farley (RIP), Adam Sandler and others, Spade was skilled at seamlessly showcasing his comedic talents onstage and in front of the camera.

Weekend Update, “Gap Girls” and Tommy Boy.

Enough said.

David Spade is a likable character in his own right, which translates to successful endeavor after successful endeavor. His book is a must-read for fans of him and vintage SNL comedy the way it should be: clever, biting, inspiring, unforgettable and laugh-out-loud hilarious.

We all want to be his friend and hang-out with him for a night in NYC or LA for the experience, the comedy and the stories.

Here’s one of those behind-the-scene anecdotes from his days at 30 Rock.

Yeah, Steve Martin is interesting too.