‘Saturday Night Live’ Recap & Review: Amy Schumer Hosts, The Weeknd Performs
Amy Schumer hosted Saturday Night Live last night for the first time and blew it out of the park.
Amy Schumer, who already has a lot of experience doing stand-up as well as having her own sketch show, Inside Amy Schumer, and film, Trainwreck, did an excellent job hosting her first SNL show last night. Schumer’s monologue went past the usual eight minute limit as she spoke about women in Hollywood and whether or not it’s a good time for them. She had mixed opinions on that subject, making reference to the fact that women are still judged based on appearance in the film industry (even pre-teens) and that people like the Kardashians were not helping young girls’ self-image with their constant body-changes and make-overs. “Is that a great message for little girls?” Schumer asked the audience. “A whole family of women who take the faces they were born with as, like, a light suggestion? Is that great?”
There were lots of great sketches last night. Here are some of the best of the evening.
Schumer and Kate McKinnon act as flight attendants on the “third most fun airline” that perform a song and dance to the tune of “Wannabe” with the Spice Girls. Half-way through the perormance McKinnon accidentally leans on the exit and falls out of the plane and it’s all downhill from there.
Schumer plays a sexy teacher who keeps one of her students after class for failing an exam. “Now, let’s get you ready for an oral exam,” Schumer suggests for her student as punishment for his bad behavior. This kind of silly, over-the-top, sexual character is one that Schumer is famous for. As she mounts one of the student chair/desks another student interrupts, asking about the test that was scheduled for the following day and if the oral exam would be for everyone.
This faux-ad poked fun at gun lovers people believe that everyone should own a gun, and that having one will make the world a safer place to live in. It shows different people in different situations, all ecstatic to have a gun, whether it’s jogging with a gun, giving a gun as an anniversary present, or equipping yourself before the birth of your first child, guns are “here to stay.”
The Weeknd gave a great performance as the night’s musical guest, and Nicki Minaj showed up to rap a few verses to “The Hills.”