The former cast member Will Forte brought eccentric comedy to last night’s show, and it was a relief.
SNL’s inaugural episode of 2022 turned to dark, and often awkward, absurdity to explain our exasperating moment.
The late actor and comedian’s gift was his fluency in dad jokes and dirty humor alike.
As host, the pop star embraced mainstream celebrity. As a singer, she revealed the journey that got her there.
Last night’s episode delivered a critique of Americans’ short attention spans with an overstuffed, melodramatic cold open.
The NBC series, now in its fifth season, stands out for how cleverly it portrays the many labor issues affecting its ensemble of blue-collar characters.
But rather than deepening its satire of the bizarre story, the show also went after the legal troubles of Julian Assange and Michael Avenatti.
With her eccentric vocabulary and fashion sense, Moira Rose (played by Catherine O’Hara) deploys her words and her wardrobe as a kind of plumage.