Jennifer Lawrence hosted “Saturday Night Live” this week, with musical guest The Lumineers — but the episode was, frankly, a bit of a disappointment.
Lawrence is usually extremely charismatic and hilarious — we want her to be our best friend — but the writing on Saturday night’s show didn’t play to her strengths. (Or, possibly, she was trying to be diplomatic and careful in the midst of awards season.)
Her opening monologue was about trashing her fellow Best Actress Oscar nominees — but unfortunately, she wasn’t willing to be particularly brutal, so the humor fell short.
The subsequent skits didn’t get any better — and “Top Dog Chef,” a parody of “Top Chef” with dogs making food out of garbage, was arguably the worst “SNL” skit we’ve seen all year.
In fact, our favorite skit of the evening didn’t even involve Lawrence at all! The Starbucks Verisimo skit below was the only one that got a real laugh.