Brie Larson made her “Saturday Night Live”; hosting debut last night, and the “Room”; Oscar-winner proved to be versatile an engaging in sketches ranging from a “Game of Thrones”; spoof to a strange bit about the frightening supernatural power of the “Mom haircut.”;
This week’s cold open featured a very familiar face that may have made viewers wonder if they had accidentally stumbled upon a rerun, with “SNL”; alum Dana Carvey reviving his iconic Church Lady to for an all-new edition of “Church Chat”;, welcoming special guests Satan (a.k.a. failed Republican candidate Ted Cruz) and Donald Trump.
Airing on the cusp of Mother’s Day, it was a natural that Larson’s monologue would honour moms, and viewers met her actual mother in Larson’s monologue — along with the moms of several members of the “SNL”; cast.
This week’s commercial parody offers little girls a new kind of Barbie: President Barbie! Too bad none of the girls in the commercial have any interest in this Hillary-like doll, complaining she’s “too brittle.”;
A revisiting of that hilarious alien abduction sketch from a few weeks back finds a trio of women discussing their respective near-death experiences. While the characters played by Larson and Cecily Strong describe a beautiful spiritual experience, this is not the case for the third woman (Kate McKinnon).
The return of “Game of Thrones”; took it on the chin with this spoof mocking this season’s glacial pace, with characters imploring for Jon Snow to just be brought back to life already, reminding us there’s only 10 episodes per season and we’ve already stretched out two of them.
Whether she wants it or not, an expectant mother (Larson) is about to feel the frightening power of the “mom haircut.”;
This week’s Weekend Update included an edgy look at racial discrimination from Sasheer Zamata and Pete Davidson sharing embarrassing actual tweets from his mom.
In this futuristic game show, set in the not-to-distant 2018, contestants struggle to remember that guy who came second-place to Trump in the Republican primaries.
Discreet Annihilation is a band that has just launched a $750,000 kickstarter campaign in order to record an album and make an action movie.
Saturday Night Live airs Saturdays at 11:35 p.m. ET/PT on Global. Tune in on Saturday, May 14 when Toronto’s own Drake will return to Studio 8H, doing double duty as host and musical guest. In the meantime, you can also watch individual sketches and full episodes online.