When Dan Levy hosted Saturday Night Live on Feb. 6, he not only made his SNL debut, but he restarted a sweet host tradition. “It’s interesting because I feel like I didn’t start it, I simply restarted something,” Dan exclusively told POPSUGAR. “Backstage there was a little note from Woody Harrelson to Phoebe Waller-Bridge and I asked what it was and they said, ‘Oh, it was just like a little note of encouragement that Woody left for Phoebe.’ And I thought, ‘What a lovely gesture, why not pick it up and run with it?’ So I asked if I could leave one for Regina. I think, technically, I simply restarted what I hoped would become a lovely little chain reaction. It took a year and a half in between, but we got it going.”
Knowing that Regina King would be hosting next, Dan passed the baton by leaving her a note of encouragement in her dressing room. “Regina! You got this! Much Love, Dan,” he wrote on a Post-it note. Regina then followed suit by leaving one for Regé-Jean Page when he hosted the following week, and of course, he did the same for Nick Jonas when it was his turn to host. This weekend, Daniel Kaluuya will be taking over as host, and we’re hoping Maya Rudolph kept the sweet gesture going. Guess we’ll find out soon enough!