“SNL” Cancels Live Audience and Musical Guest, Will Have Limited Cast and Crew for Final Episode of 2021 Season After In-House Coronavirus Outbreak

“Saturday Night Live” musical guest Charli XCX, guest host Paul Rudd and series cast member Ego Nwodim are seen here during promo shoots in Studio 8H on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021. (Rosalind O’Connor/NBC)

Saturday night may not be so live from New York this week.

The Post has learned that “Saturday Night Live” was on the verge of canceling tonight’s final episode of the iconic sketch show’s 2021 season due to an in-house outbreak of positive COVID-19 cases.

A set insider has revealed that “four actors” have tested positive for coronavirus — and “three others” have called out because they are now “fearful” about coming to NBC Studios at 30 Rockefeller Center, where the weekly sketch show is filmed in Midtown.

Although some set sources claimed executive producer Lorne Michaels, 77, had tested positive, others have denounced that as “NOT” true — and confirmed that he’s actually on set overseeing tonight’s show right now.

A source added that the “show must go on but don’t expect to see Colin Jost, Sarah Sherman or (Aristotle) Athari.” Jost, 39, usually hosts “Weekend Update” with Michael Che, 38, while Sherman, 28, and Athari, 30, are both newcomers to the ensemble this season.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Eric Hegedus, Eileen Reslen and Sara Nathan