'SNL' Pays Tribute to Paris with Heartfelt Cold Open

Cecily Strong delivers a message of solidarity to the City of Lights.

The cast of SNL stood in solidarity with the people of Paris as they began last night's broadcast, replacing the humorous skit that usually kicks off the show with a cold opener.

Cecily Strong took the stage to voice the heartfelt message, first in English, then in French:

"Paris is the City of Light, and here in New York City, we know that light will never go out. Our love and support is with everyone there tonight. We stand with you."

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