Dan Levy will be hosting Saturday Night Live for the first time on Feb. 6, 2021, an opportunity he “didn’t see coming.” “The great thing about SNL is that you have no control over it … And that’s a really exciting thing to me because I’m used to being in total control in everything I am doing,” Levy says. “I am just going to let this wash over me and try and have as great a time as I possibly can.”
The day after SNL, Levy will once again have much of the nation’s eyes on him when he appears in a Super Bowl commercial — another first for him — for M&M’S. He may lay claim to one of the biggest TV comedies of the moment, but finding out he was going to be in an M&M’S ad was still a big deal.
Of the opportunities, Levy said, “It is a one-two punch of things that I never dreamed of for myself,” Levy, 37, he told People. “It’s a strange time to have lovely things happen. At the same time, I think it’s so important to really sit and acknowledge the good things that happen, considering how strange these times are. So my plan is to really soak in all of it and have as much fun as I possibly can.”
Levy, whose hit comedy Schitt’s Creek came to an end after six seasons in April and swept the Emmy Awards in September, says it was “a very easy decision” to be a part of the candy company’s Super Bowl campaign.
“I’ve always really admired the M&M’s commercials. They’ve always been self-aware and funny and bright,” says Levy. “I was walked through what this spot would be and I was in, I was hooked. It’s a very rare opportunity that you read something and you’re like, ‘I have no hesitation, reservation—thank you very much, the answer is yes.'”
Watch Dan Levy’s M&M’s Super Bowl commercial teaser