'Saturday Night Live' Recap: Andy Samberg Returns To Host; Maya Rudolph Plays Beyonce
Saturday Night Live returned former cast member Andy Samberg to take over hosting duties this weekend while St. Vincent served as the musical guest.
Saturday Night Live Recap
The cold open Saturday night not surprisingly covered the Jay Z and Solange family feud with Jay Pharoah and Sasheer Zamata. The two unconvincingly say that they’ve put the elevator spat behind them and act like they’ve never had a problem. They also show the leaked elevator video with sound, revealing that Solange was merely trying to get a spider off her brother-in-law. Maya Rudolph came by for a cameo as Beyonce.
In his opening monologue, Andy Samberg first announced that Justin Timberlake sadly wouldn’t be appearing to join him during the night. After talking about his Golden Globe wins for Brooklyn Nine Nine, he tried to break Bill Hader’s impression record, completing 23 impersonations in record time. Unfortunately for Samberg, Hader came by to reclaim his lead.
Aidy Bryant and Kate McKinnon played campers at Camp Wicawabe who run their own talk show. Samberg played a 7-year-old fellow camper that put his “thing” in the tennis court net and tried on the same condom as his bunkmates.
When Will the Bass Drop
In this digital short, Samberg plays a DJ who refuses to let the bass drop – until he does and mania ensues.
Hamberg also starred as the confident hunchback, who manages to woo all the women at the local tavern with puns about his hump except for Esmerelda.
Colin Jost and Cecily Strong’s final Weekend Update of the season featured visits from NYC comedian Bruce Chandling (Kyle Mooney), and Samberg and Paul Rudd for “Get in the Cage.”
Kristen Wiig, Fred Armisen, Hader, Rudd and Rudolph all participated in a reprisal of The Vogelchecks, which also included current castmembers McKinnon and Taran Killam.
Waking Up With Kimye starred Nasim Pedrard as Kim Kardashian, Killam as Bruce Jenner and Samberg as the wedding planner trying to get everything perfect for Kim’s wedding with Kanye West.
Samberg’s Lonely Island bit for the episode, HUGS, featured Pharrell Williams on the track and in the music video.
St. Vincent performed “Digital Witness” and “Birth in Reverse.”
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