Adam Sandler is returning to 'Saturday Night Live' to host for the very first time

Nearly 25 years after his departure from "Saturday Night Live," Adam Sandler will make his hosting debut.

Sandler will host "SNL" for his very first time on May 4, where he'll be joined by musical guest Shawn Mendes.

The comic, first hired as a writer in 1990 before performing in the cast from '91 to '95, is one of the sketch show's most successful alums of all time. After exiting "SNL," he wrote and starred in some of the biggest comedies of the decade, including "Billy Madison," "Happy Gilmore," "The Waterboy" and "Big Daddy."

In 2018, Sandler released a well-received stand-up special, "100% Fresh," which included a tribute song to the late Chris Farley, with whom he co-starred on "SNL."

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 06: Actor Adam Sandler (R) and his wife Jackie Sandler (L) attend The Meyerowitz Stories' UK premiere within The London Film festival in London, United Kingdom on October 06, 2017. (Photo by Ray Tang/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor Adam Sandler (R) and actress Jacqueline Samantha Titone attend the People's Choice Awards 2012 at Nokia Theatre LA Live on January 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 25: Adam Sandler, Sunny Sandler, Sadie Sandler and Jackie Sandler attend the Milwaukee Bucks v New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on December 25, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/Getty Images)
Jackie Sandler (L) and Adam Sandler attend the World Premiere of the Netflix film 'The Week Of' at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on April 23, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! - 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EDT and features a diverse lineup of guests that include celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band. The guests for Monday, October 15 included Adam Sandler ('100% Fresh'), and musical guest Eminem. (Randy Holmes via Getty Images) JIMMY KIMMEL, SUNNY MADELINE SANDLER, ADAM SANDLER
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 08: Jackie Sandler and Adam Sandler attend Visionary Women Honors Demi Moore in Celebration of International Women's Day on March 8, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Visionary Women Salon)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 01: Jackie Sandler and Adam Sandler attend 'Meyerowitz Stories' screening during the 55th New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall on October 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Chance Yeh/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Jackie Sandler, Adam Sandler arrives at the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' 9th Annual Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 11, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 23: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) Alex Brightman as 'Dewey' (the 'Jack Black' role), Sunny Sandler, Adam Sandler, Sadie Sandler, Jackie Sandler and friend pose backstage at the hit musical 'School of Rock' on Broadway at The Winter Garden Theatre on March 23, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 11: Jackie Sandler and Adam Sandler attend a screening of Netflix's on October 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/ WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 21: Jackie Sandler and Adam Sandler attend the 'The Meyerowitz Stories' screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 21, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 20: Jackie Sandler (L) and Adam Sandler attend the Vanity Fair and HBO Dinner celebrating the Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 20, 2017 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by David M Benett/Dave Benett / Getty Images for Vanity Fair)
©2010 RAMEY PHOTO Beverly Hills, California, December 11, 2010 ADAM SANDLER is a proud father as he picks up his daughters SADIE MADISON and SUNNY MADELINE from their gymnastics class at an academy in Culver City. PGpg68 (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 06: Writer/producer/actor Adam Sandler; Jackie Sandler attends the premiere of Netflix's 'Sandy Wexler' at the ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on April 6, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 16: Jackie Sandler and comedian Adam Sandler attend the premiere of Netflix's 'The Do Over' at Regal LA Live Stadium 14 on May 16, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actor Adam Sandler and wife Jackie Sandler arrive at the premiere of 'The Ridiculous 6' held at AMC Universal City Walk Stadium 18. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Jackie Sandler and Adam Sandler attend the 'Pixels' world premiere at the Regal E-Walk Theater in New York City. �� LAN (Photo by Lars Niki/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Jackie Sandler (L) and Adam Sandler attend SNL 40th Anniversary Celebration at Rockefeller Plaza on February 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 07: Jackie Sandler and actor Adam Sandler attend The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre LA Live on January 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Actor Adam Sandler poses with his wife Jackie and his daughters Sunny Madeline (L) and Sadie Madison as he is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California, on February 1, 2011. Sandler received the 2,431st Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to promote the release of his new film 'Just Go With It' in theaters on February 11. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
©2010 RAMEY PHOTO NO ITALY/NO SPAIN Los Angeles, July 10, 2010 ADAM SANDLER goes with his wife, JACKIE and their daughters, SADIE and SUNNY to a store in Malibu to buy the little girls a couple of boogie boards. PGpg68 (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
©2010 RAMEY PHOTO NO SPAIN, NO ITALY Los Angeles, March 13, 2010 ADAM SANDLER goes to lunch in Brentwood with his wife, Jackie, who is walking on crutches, from an apparent leg injury, their daughter Sadie, and some friends. PGpg68 (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
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While still regularly releasing comedies over the past two decades, Sandler received positive reviews in more complex roles in films like 2009's "Funny People" and 2017's "The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected."

He also appeared alongside Andy Samberg in a musical number for the starry 40th anniversary episode of "SNL."

Executive producer Lorne Michaels said Sandler's return will make for a "special night."

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Most successful SNL cast members, Saturday Night Live
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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 2 -- Aired 02/08/2001 -- Pictured: Will Ferrell as Alex Trebek during 'Jeopardy' skit (Photo by Mary Ellen Matthews/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Anne Hathaway' Episode 1535 -- Pictured: Tina Fey as Governor Sarah Palin during the 'Vice Presidential Debate' skit on October 4, 2008 (Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 8 -- Aired 12/16/2000 -- Pictured: Jimmy Fallon during 'Weekend Update' on December 16, 2000 (Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 8 -- Pictured: Eddie Murphy as Solomon during the 'Pudge & Solomon' skit on December 10, 1983 -- (Photo by: RM Lewis Jr./NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 17 -- Aired 04/14/2007 -- Pictured: Amy Poehler as Dakota Fanning during 'The Dakota Fanning Show' skit on April 14, 2007 (Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 9 -- Aired 12/16/2006 -- Pictured: Andy Samberg as guy during 'Dick in a Box' skit on December 16, 2006 (Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 9 -- Pictured: Host Steve Martin on January 21, 1978 -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 14 -- Pictured: Bill Murray during 'Weekend Update' on March 10, 1979 -- (Photo by: Fred Bronson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 7 -- Air Date 11/20/1993 -- Pictured: Adam Sandler as Brian during 'The Denise Show' skit on November 20, 1993 (Photo by Raymond Bonar/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 6 -- Pictured: Julia Louis-Dreyfus during the 'Saturday Night News' skit on November 19, 1983 -- (Photo by: Alan Singer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Pictured: Chevy Chase during 'Weekend Update' -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Josh Brolin' Episode 1536 -- Pictured: Kristen Wiig as Suze Orman during the 'The Suze Orman Show' skit on October 18, 2008 (Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 10 -- Air Date 02/15/1986 -- Pictured: Robert Downey Jr. as Julian Lynch during the 'Models Against the Wilderness' skit on February 15, 1986 -- Photo by: Al Levine/NBCU Photo Bank
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 7 -- Air Date 12/03/1994 -- Pictured: Mike Myers as Rajneesh Singh during the 'Civil War Memories' skit on December 3, 1994 (Photo by Alan Singer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 8 -- Pictured: Chris Rock during the 'Weekend Update' skit on December 7, 1991 (Photo by Alan Singer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Mick Jagger' Episode 1620 -- Pictured: (l-r) Bill Hader, Seth Meyers -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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