Sarah Silverman returned to “Saturday Night Live,” where she was a featured player for one season in the ’90s, to host the Oct. 4 show. How’d she do? Watch all of her skits below and tell us what you think in the comments.
“60 Minutes” Cold Open
Oh, “SNL” and your well-intentioned but super-boring political skits. This one featured Jay Pharaoh’s Obama talking about ISIS and terrorist networks using social networks to recruit the kids. Too bad the punchlines all fell flat because of the slow delivery and odd pace. Oh well, live from New York, it’s Saturday night!
If you like Sarah Silverman, you definitely loved this monologue. The first half featured the comedian sitting on the lap of an audience member and trading compliments, and the second half featured her answering questions she posed as an audience plant during her one season as a featured player in the ’90s.
“The Fault In Our Stars 2: The Ebola in Our Everything”
It’s just like “The Fault In Our Stars,” except she doesn’t have cancer — she has ebola. Topical!
This skit, which paid tribute to Joan Rivers by featuring Silverman as the legendary comedian roasting historical figures such as Richard Pryor, Ben Franklin, Lucille Ball and Freddie Mercury (played by Adam Levine), would’ve been great if Silverman could’ve read her cue cards properly. Oh well.
This pre-taped skit was a funny PSA that poked fun at the changing racial makeup of America.
Funny and true: nobody wants to watch women treating each other like rational humans, as in this fake ’80s soap, “Supportive Women,” featured on a Kenan Thompson-hosted show called “Forgotten TV Gems.”
Michael Che and Colin Jost’s rapport was much stronger in their second episode, especially a funny bit about race relations. Kenan’s Al Sharpton impression was great, and Silverman and Kate McKinnon’s fake Lilith Fair-esque folk duo Garage and Her was funny in theory.
Nebraska River Cruise
Cecily Strong, Sasheer Zamata and Silverman played a trio of oversharing Tina Turner impersonators on a crappy river cruise. This one’s not online, probably because of music rights.
Silverman played a cheating woman whose confession interrupted her boyfriend’s surprise proposal. Adam Levine was there. Everyone almost died.Then they all went to Pizza Hut. This one’s also not online, probably because of music rights.
The weekly “WTF,” weird, pre-taped skit from Beck Bennett and Kyle Mooney was about people who finish each other’s sentences. It was weird, just as you’d expect.
The show ended on this skit that touched on the intricate, complicated relationships between women via discussion of an incredibly expensive blender.
Maroon 5 – “Animals” and “Maps”
Don’t know if you’ve heard yet, but that Adam Levine is a pretty good singer.