SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE Ariana DeBose, Bleachers Episode 1815 Pictured: Host Ariana DeBose during the Monologue on Saturday, January 15, 2022 (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC), With Saturday Night Live back in the New Year and after closing out 2021 with a stripped down version of both a Fiver Timers Club and Christmas episode it continues its 47th seasons impressive run of first-time hosts. Only to be upstaged by even more confusing accents by a mustachioed Dismukes whos going for something French-ish, and Alex Moffat with his own durr-de-doo two cents. Saturday Night Live Its just a shame the material she had to work with didnt exactly live up to her multitude of talents.

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harmonizes Dismukes., Thank you @ArianaDeBose and @bleachersmusic! Jack Antonoff's Bleachers are filling in; he's already appeared as the musical guest on the show before alongside Lorde and as a member of fun.

SNL cold opens, in general, can be a lot more miss than hit because of the need to be the political sketch of the episode, and its with that that theyre usually not mentioned as the worst sketch of the night its just too easy. This week saw Ariana DeBose fill that role, hot off her Golden Globe win (Best Support Actress in a Motion Picture) for West Side Story.. I love the energy and the conceit "I'm just playing unless you like that.". From Billie Eilish and Bad Bunny to the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Weeknd, here are all the artists who can't wait to get on the road again. Other than Pete Davidson doing an irritating Adam Sandler impersonation, its fine., Ariana DeBose's Monologue! Entertainment Weekly is a registered trademark of Meredith Corporation All Rights Reserved. (I guess McKinnon appeared because Cecily Strong is off doing her Lily Tomlin show).

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Honesty, this could've been the cold open it's the same kind of press conference.

The time-and-date relevance doesnt seem to matter so much as the place does, as DeBose and JAJ are chastised by their restaurant manager (Heidi Gardner) who keeps confusing them by saying lurr at the end of every sentence. No Cecily Strong tonight, nor Aidy Bryant, nor Punkie Johnson nor Aristotle Athari. Also, the bit where Charles Barkley and Yao Ming compare hand sizes? Our host Ariana DeBoses monologue mostly serves as an opportunity for Kate McKinnon to come out and sing West Side Story songs with her. Pretty inspired mix of pop culture and political satire, folks. Theres almost nothing SNL loves more than Southern accents for seemingly no reason, and Kitchen Staff was a perfect example of that. | Big Sean

I was waiting on your recap for this one.

Like every week: Its fine.

He also raps. No part was too small or too big for her, and once again, a first-time host made the strong case for returning. The show never forced DeBose to do anything too outlandish, really, and she proved game for what they did throw at her. Redd with a buoyant performance as a "swaggering," "Paul Bunyan hands" Eric Adams, New York City's new mayor. I love the surprise attention on Donovan and his white lips and "soupy" swamp ass. The crowd seems a bit indifferent and I'm not sure whether anything here is even supposed to be funny. I mean, I guess. | Charli XCX Particularly when that shows last airing was weird to say the least, has recently lost one of its talented head writers, and most of its writers are still mentally on holiday break at least based on the weak sketches from this weeks show.

No, that's not a reference to Kanye West's inevitable rap beef with Pete Davidson. In an episode that saw a number of strong Redd performances, both leading and supporting, having All on Me in the episode wouldve been the icing on a delicious cake. 'Southern Charm': Did Shep and Taylor Break Up? SNL has thankfully been out of the era of constant musical monologues for quite some time. "Chinatown" approaches the unpolished, authentic air of those days, in any case.

", This week, host Ariana DeBose was nominated for a SAG award and is poised to get an Oscar nomination for her role in Steven Spielberg's West Side Story. She sings a spoof of "Do Re Mi," complete with references to Queen Latifah and The Simpsons "D'oh!".

Ariana DeBose is not a household name yet. Instead, it ended up being a hidden gem, especially for Redd and DeBose. Chris Redd is great in the role, and Kenan Thompson as the Winslow patriarch definitely works. Weekend Update starts off a little rough with a long bit about Bidens political stumbles, but recovers with some better jokes about Robert Durst and Maya Angelous quarter.

It is New Year's Eve. And considering that Cecily Strong, Aidy Bryant, and Punkie Johnson were nowhere to be found, with Ego Nwodim only briefly appearing in the cold open and Urkle Reboot (as Laura Winslow, who even here was just as humorless as in the original series), it seemed like that was the case again. I went to school in the town directly across the train tracks from Port Neches and actually lived in PN growing up. Ego Nwodim as Laura Winslow needs to happen and love Kenan reprising as Reginald VelJohnson, he is great!

For us here in NYC, its felt like a long couple of weeks already in the Adams era, but Redds SWAGGER carries the sketch and makes us feel like maybe we should be enjoying this change of pace to city life?

Turns out they're divorced the crowd eats this sketch up! Two different takes on an MVP for the episode. And indeed, DeBose was fantastic in Schmigadoon with Cecily Strong as well. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window), Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window), Saturday Night Live introduces the next big thing: Ariana DeBose, that shows last airing was weird to say the least, has recently lost one of its talented head writers, that Reddit attributes him as the writer of this sketch, Here are a whole bunch more words about House of the Dragon., I guess we should talk about these Emmy nominations, In defense of the dumbest dating show ever, FBoy Island.. "She was phenomenal in Hamilton which I've only seen as the recorded Disney+ presentation and is Oscar-worthy in West Side Story.". She discusses how magical it is when Kate McKinnon appears, dressed like she's a Verizon commercial spokeswoman.

SNL has a long history of spoofing New York politicians, this hits on that tradition.

The set-up here is that on New Years Eve, the kitchen staff in a Texarkana Longhorn Steakhouse are irritated with one another, and making fun of the weird things they each say, but they are all doing so in these ridiculous accents and I dont know I have no idea what this is. IndieWire is a part of Penske Media Corporation. The joke was simple: a Sacramento Kings team which some might call a joke in and of itself with fans and support staff filling in for NBA players. "No one wants to hear Ted Cruz say 'for shizzle', " says Jost, in an instant GIF. Kroeger says, "SNL uses music so long as there are cast members who are musical. They are doubling down on the Spider-Man premise hard. As mentioned before, while this SNL return with a live audience and full-ish cast wasnt full of brilliant sketches, all of the main sketches were various levels of charming and fun. (And Yao Ming being a large, large man. Seven minutes of only one joke, actually. It's specific and doesn't forcefully insert every cast member like a high school talent show.

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Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. McKinnon showed up alongside DeBose two other times this episode.

The timing of the memeification of the Elmo/Rocco feud and the return of SNL couldnt have been any better.

BUT to set it in Texarkana and use south Louisiana accents makes no sense. Silly. It would be hard not to get the top spot this week when she literally started the show (making the opening monologue a two-hander) and had a couple of sketches where she and the host were the focal points (New Governess and Sappho). But I love the energy, mainstreaming Sherman's weirdness and Davidson actually does a commendable job, likely spoofing the kinds of local commercials he saw growing up in Staten Island. SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE Oscar Isaac Episode 1819 Pictured: Host Oscar Isaac during the monologue on Saturday, March 5, 2022, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE Ariana DeBose, Bleachers Episode 1815 Pictured: (l-r) Kate McKinnon and host Ariana DeBose during the Monologue on Saturday, January 15, 2022, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Kieran Culkin" Episode 1810 -- Pictured: Host Kieran Culkin during the monologue on Saturday, November 6, 2021.