John Mulaney made his “Saturday Night Live” hosting debut this week, reminding viewers of his long association with the show, having spent five years behind the scenes as an “SNL” writer.
In his hilarious monologue, the “Oh, Hello” star joked about how much time we waste convincing robots on the Internet that we’re not robots, and imagined the town meeting that led to a gazebo being built in the midst of the Civil War.
In one of the episode’s silliest sketches, Mulvaney dressed in drag to play a disgruntled former intern who goes undercover to be a server at a drag-themed restaurant so he can seek revenge on his former boss.
Reality TV took a well-earned shot in this sketch that cuts through the noise to bring viewers only the introductions in a “Real Housewives”-style reality show called “The Real Intros of Reality Hills”.
This week’s “Weekend Update” had plenty to say about Donald Trump and his lawyer/fixer Michael Cohen, missile strikes on Syria, fired FBI chief James Comey’s Trump-bashing memoir and more of the week’s wild news, and also featured a hilarious appearance from Fox News personality Laura Ingraham (Kate McKinnon), who introduced some of the new sponsors for her show after numerous advertisers bailed over her criticism of Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg. Also making an appearance: LaVar Ball (Kenan Thompson) to promote his new Big Baller basketball league.
“Saturday Night Live” returns on May 5 with “Atlanta” creator star Donald Glover making his debut as host, while his rap alter ego Childish Gambino will be musical guest. “SNL” airs Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. PT/11:30 p.m. ET on Global; you can also watch full episodes online.