Lizzo serves double duty as ‘SNL’ host and musical guest

Lizzo joined an elite club of recording artists tapped to host and perform on “Saturday Night Live” in an episode that began with outrageous Easter messages from politicians and celebrities.

“A Message from the Easter Bunny” (Bowen Yang) featured impersonations of Britney Spears, Jared Leto dressed as Jesus Christ, Elon Musk and Donald Trump.

Cecily Strong’s rep Marjorie Taylor Greene greeted viewers with a chocolate gun loaded with real bullets.

“I said aggressively to all my fellow Jews and Muslims, Happy Easter!” she said before saying the party had gotten “a little too LGBTQRT.”

“And there’s nothing cheerful about Easter. A day when a group of male priests worship a shirtless man with big abs and talk about wanting to eat his body. It’s straight stuff,” Strong-as-Green joked.

Chris Redd reprized his imitation of Mayor Eric Adams as the arrogant Casanova who was excited for spring and happy that the Brooklyn subway gunman was no longer his problem.

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Lizzo performs “Special” onstage during Saturday Night Live as a musical guest.
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“Don’t adjust your TV, I’m so beautiful, do you understand?” he boasted.

“We got it. We have the shooter. Sure, it took 30 hours, and the unsub turned himself in, but we got him. Case closed,” the mayor continued to boast.

Bottom line: shooter caught, hot backs, violent crime on the rise. Bitch, I’m from New York. I’m Eric Adams. I run this city!

Kate McKinnon’s deflated Dr. Anthony Fauci was tired of a fresh surge of COVID-19 as he warned people about holiday gatherings.

“I’m not here to give you more COVID advice; I’m not stupid enough to think you’ll follow him,” the fake Fauci said.

Lizzo performs as the host of Saturday Night Live during her opening monologue, as she also performed as a musical guest.
Lizzo performs as the host of Saturday Night Live during her opening monologue, as she also performed as a musical guest.
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Singer and rapper Lizzo, 33, drew big applause in her monologue as she reflected on the arc of her rags-to-riches career.

“On every show, I say the same thing to my audience and I’ll tell you too: I love you, you’re beautiful and you can do anything. I am proof. I used to live in my car and now I host Saturday Night Live,” she said to loud applause.

Kenan Thompson hosted a trivia game called “Guess That” where Lizzo played an uncooperative contestant who antagonized Thompson until rival contestants Redd and Ego Nwodim also turned on him.

“So you force me to play even if I can’t win. This man is a classic gas narcissist, y’all,” she said, cheering them on until the host left the set.

A skit set at an Interscope Records circa 2008 gave viewers a glimpse into the creative process of the Black Eyed Peas as they penned nonsensical lyrics to “Boom Boom Pow”, “Let’s Get It Started” and “I Gotta Feeling”. under the direction of A&R. representatives Lizzo and Aidy Bryant.

Fergie, portrayed by Strong; will.i.am, usurped by Thompson; apl.de.ap, by Redd; and Yang’s Taboo rejected the clever pun suggested by Lizzo, instead using a stream-of-consciousness technique to write the songs.

Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, Bowen Yang and Chris Redd appear as the Black Eyed Peas on Saturday Night Live.
Right to left – Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, Bowen Yang and Chris Redd appear as the Black Eyed Peas on Saturday Night Live.
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“We want the song to be pretty much tonight, so let’s start thinking about the answers to the question ‘how’s tonight gonna be? .”

In the following skit, Lizzo brought a first date (Mikey Day) back to the house she shared with her grandfather, Six Flags mascot Mr. Six (Chloe Fineman).

It was eventually revealed that the house was full of old people in suits and bow ties who enjoyed dancing to The Vengaboys’ “We Like to Party”.

In the following skit, Lizzo was in the writer’s room, confiding to the Please Don’t Destroy comedy troupe that she wasn’t worried about hosting the show, but had other concerns. .

“It’s the whole question of the musical guest. I mean two new songs? I don’t have them,” she confessed before imploring Ben Marshall, John Higgins and Martin Herlihy to write her a “black woman anthem” 10 minutes before dress rehearsal.

“We’re almost ready for you guys and if these new songs aren’t good I’m gonna kill you,” said Andrew Dismukes.

Just when it seemed like the writers had hit a wall, Lizzo ripped a hit song from their sketch idea for an “excited zookeeper.”

“Weekend Update” shot President Joe Biden’s handshake with an unseen person after his speech in North Carolina last week.

“Her name is Kamala,” fake news anchor Colin Jost said, referring to Vice President Kamala Harris.

“Elon Musk has offered to buy Twitter for $43 million so he can relax his free speech rules,” said co-anchor Michael Che.

“That’s how much white people want to use the n-word,” he joked.

Colin Jost appears as a fake news anchor on Saturday Night Live, as he shoots Joe Biden and references Kamala Harris.
Colin Jost appears as a fake news anchor on Saturday Night Live, as he shoots Joe Biden and references Kamala Harris.
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“Twitter isn’t even profitable anymore. It seems like a bad business decision,” Jost said as the riff continued.

“And I say as someone who bought a ferry to Staten Island with Pete [Davidson, absent again from the show.]”

The segment joked about the non-fatal attack on the subway, recounting how Frank James went to a McDonalds in the East Village.

“Where, judging by this photo, he was auditioning for the role of Grimace,” Che said of the portly suspect, who wore a dark blue shirt in two shots next to the purple fast food mascot’s mascot. and round.

McKinnon stole the next sketch — about a planning meeting for an ancient Egyptian orgy that featured most of the cast — kissing a live goat.

A prestigious orchestra without a flautist tried their luck with Lizzo, but the conductor was surprised by the lack of decorum of the woodwind player, as she disrupted the stuffy surroundings by “twerking on the bassoonist”.

“We make music together and if that means I have to bust that booty for Beethoven, then so be it,” the Bryant violinist said, as the ensemble members launched into an earth-shattering version of “Ode to joy”.

Lizzo and Dismukes played an elite couple who told fellow dinner guests how they planned to travel the world on the value of their Beanie Baby collection.

“Needless to say, we won’t have to worry about money for a while,” Lizzo scoffed, before panicking when she realized the investment wasn’t as lucrative as the couple thought.

Lizzo introduced herself by saying “Ladies and gentlemen…me” before launching into “Good As Hell,” featuring a flute solo inspired by “Rapper’s Delight.”

The artist’s mother presented her second number, “Special”.

The NBC show was set to take a three-week hiatus and return to the airwaves May 7 with guest host Benedict Cumberbatch and musical guest Arcade Fire.

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