The ‘Airport Sushi’ Musical Is an Instant SNL Classic The absurd sketch featuring Jake Gyllenhaal, David Byrne, and a giant goose was pure gold from the host John Mulaney. John Mulaney and David Byrne each returned to Saturday Night Live for an entertaining episode.

This time Mulaney played a cashier at an airport newsstand, where Pete Davidson does the unthinkable and buys a package of sushi to eat on the plane. John Mulaney has been known for his musical montage skits during his hosting gigs on his alma matter “Saturday Night Live.” The 37-year-old comedian who brought us “Diner Lobster” … In “Airport Sushi,” Mulaney and a cast of SNL regulars and very special guests take aim at New York’s LaGuardia Airport, a truly miserable place to be or attempt to fly out of/arrive at. John Mulaney on ‘SNL’: 3 Sketches You Have to See “Airport Sushi,” “Coronavirus Cold Open” and Sound of Music spoof highlight comedian’s hosting return By

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David Byrne returned to Saturday Night Live for the first time in 31 years to present songs from his American Utopia stage show as well as reunite with Sack Lunch Bunch cast mate John Mulaney for a Broadway pastiche about airport sushi. 'SNL' Host John Mulaney Rightly Implores You Not to Buy Airport Sushi. Airport Sushi, a Saturday Night Live skit featuring John Mulaney, David Byrne and Jake Gyllenhaal, tackles horrible airport travel with a musical montage on SNL 'SNL' Host John Mulaney Rightly Implores You Not to Buy Airport Sushi. By Emma Stefansky.

One of the guaranteed pleasures of former SNL writer John Mulaney coming back to host Saturday Night Live is that, well, the writing’s going to be better. Byrne opened his SNL musical guest spot — his first since 1989 — While a John Mulaney/David Byrne episode of “SNL” should’ve been an immediate home run, honestly, it only was on Byrne’s end. One of the guaranteed pleasures of former SNL writer John Mulaney coming back to host Saturday Night Live is that, well, the writing’s going to be better.

Published on 3/2/2020 at 4:05 PM. John Mulaney followed Diner Lobster and Bodega Bathroom with an epic LaGuardia-centric SNL musical sketch called Airport Sushi, co-starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Here's everything that happened this week. John Mulaney's SNL sketch "Airport Sushi" parodies Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, Annie, Wicked, Little Shop of Horrors, and more. That alone is more than enough to propel “Airport Sushi” all the way to the top spot of Slate’s official list of John Mulaney sketches from his third time hosting Saturday Night Live. Another is that we’re going to get another sketch proving just what a New York-based writer with a suitcase full of petty grudges, a headful of Broadway tunes, an unlimited supply of funny friends, and a backstage packed with rat costumes will come up …