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We’ve known that Chris Pine, Melissa McCarthy & Dwayne Johnson are hosting the final three SNL’s of season 24 for awhile now, but the musical guests have been a mystery. Consider that mystery solved as SNL announced that LCD Soundsystem, Haim & Katy Perry will close out the season as musical guests. SNL has been on a weird schedule this year thanks to the top heavy fall lineup that coincided with the most insane Presidential election in history, so I’m glad they’re going out with three straight shows to open May. While the writer’s strike is still looming, I have faith that SNL will finish strong.
Jimmy Fallon dipped into Studio 8H on Saturday night to host one of the few remaining shows of this season. Fallon always brings a ton of energy to SNL, and last weekend was no different. He was in almost every sketch and my personal favorite was a pre-taped original titled Basketball Scene. The premise is simple: Fallon and Mikey Day are extra’s in a movie scene where Kenan Thompson’s character is trying to have a heart to heart talk with Pete Davidson’s character. They were hired as extra’s due to their supposed basketball skills, but the director quickly finds out they have no skills at all. I loved everything about this sketch, and the failed alley oop attempt made me actually laugh out loud.
I try to catch SNL live every Saturday night, but sometimes it just doesn’t work out. I didn’t watch the entire Louis C.K. episode until almost a week later, but it was absolutely worth the wait. It was weirder than usual, and I have a feeling the writers did this because they knew Jimmy Fallon was coming in the following week and they’d have to save some reoccurring sketches for him (that turned out to be true, as they used Celebrity Jeopardy & brought back Rachel Dratch for Sully & Denise).
Back to Louis C.K. – he was wonderful all night, and this was my favorite episode that he’s hosted to date. While sketches like Soda Shop, Birthday Clown & Tenement Museum were all hysterical, Sectionals was my pick for sketch of the night. The first half of the sketch is funny because it’s Louis C.K. in an awful curly haired wig raving about sectional coaches, but once they get to the punch line towards the end it becomes spectacular. If there’s not an immediate GIF of Aidy Bryant saying ‘BIGGER’ while stretching out on an enormous sectional then I will have lost all faith in the internet.
Happy Easter, Michael Keaton.