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

Lizzo joined an elite membership of recording artists tapped to each host and carry out on “Saturday Night time Stay” 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 disguised as Jesus Christ, Elon Musk and Donald Trump.

Cecily Sturdy’s Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene greeted viewers with a chocolate rifle loaded with actual bullets.

“I’ve been saying aggressively to all my Jewish and Muslim colleagues, Glad Easter!,” she stated earlier than declaring the vacation had gotten “a bit too LGBTQRT.”

“And there’s nothing homosexual about Easter. A day when a bunch of male monks worship a shirtless man with nice abs and discuss eager to eat his physique. That’s straight stuff,” Sturdy-as-Inexperienced quipped.

Chris Redd reprised his imitation of Mayor Eric Adams as a cocky Casanova who was excited for spring, and glad the Brooklyn subway shooter was now not his drawback.

Lizzo performs “Particular” on stage throughout Saturday Night time Stay as a musical visitor.
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“Don’t modify your tv set, I’m this good-looking, ya perceive?” he boasted.

“We bought him. We bought the shooter. Positive it took 30 hours, and the suspect turned himself in, however we bought him. Case closed,” the mayor continued to brag.

“In conclusion: shooter caught, horny again, violent crime waaay up. Bitch, I’m from New York. I’m Eric Adams. I run this city!”

Kate McKinnon’s deflated Dr. Anthony Fauci was tiring of one more COVID-19 surge as he warned folks about vacation gatherings.

“I’m not right here to offer to offer you any extra COVID steering; I’m not silly sufficient to suppose you’ll observe it,” the pretend Fauci stated.

Lizzo performs as host for Saturday Night Live during her Opening Monologue, as she also performed as a musical guest.
Lizzo performs as host for Saturday Night time Stay throughout her Opening Monologue, as she additionally carried out as a musical visitor.
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Singer and rapper Lizzo, 33, drew large applause in her monologue by reflecting on the arc of her rags-to-riches profession.

“At each present I inform my viewers the identical factor and I’ll inform you too: I like you, you might be lovely and you are able to do something. I’m proof of that. I used to reside in my automobile and now I’m internet hosting Saturday Night time Stay,” she stated to rousing applause.

Kenan Thompson hosted a trivia sport present known as “Guess That” the place Lizzo performed an uncooperative contestant who antagonized Thompson till rival opponents Redd and Ego Nwodim additionally turned on him.

“So that you’re forcing me to play despite the fact that I can’t win. This man is a traditional gaslighting narcissist y’all,” she stated, egging them on till the host walked off the set.

A skit set in an Interscope Information circa 2008 gave viewers a glance into the Black Eyed Peas’ artistic course of as they wrote nonsensical lyrics to “Growth Growth Pow,” “Let’s Get It Began” and “I Gotta Feeling” below the steering of A&R reps Lizzo and Aidy Bryant.

Fergie, portrayed by Sturdy; will.i.am, spoofed by Thompson; apl.de.ap, by Redd; and Taboo, by Yang dismissed sensible wordplay urged by Lizzo, as a substitute utilizing a stream of consciousness approach to pen the songs.

Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, Bowen Yang, and Chris Redd appear as the Black Eyed Peas on Saturday Night Live.
From proper to left — Cecily Sturdy, Kenan Thompson, Bowen Yang, and Chris Redd seem because the Black Eyed Peas on Saturday Night time Stay.
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“We would like the music to be about tonight so let’s begin brainstorming solutions to the query ‘how is tonight going to be?,’” Bryant requested the group, who responded with “woo hoo,” “mazel tov” and “let’s do it.”

Within the subsequent skit Lizzo introduced a primary date (Mikey Day) residence to the home she shared along with her grandpa, Six Flags mascot Mr. Six (Chloe Fineman).

It was ultimately revealed that the home was stuffed with aged folks in fits and bowties that loved to bounce to Vengaboys’ “We Like to Party.”

Within the subsequent skit Lizzo was within the author’s room confiding to the Please Don’t Destroy comedy troupe that she wasn’t apprehensive about internet hosting the present, however did produce other issues.

“It’s the entire musical visitor factor. I imply two new songs? I don’t have these,” she confessed earlier than imploring Ben Marshall, John Higgins, and Martin Herlihy to write down her a “black girl anthem” 10 minutes earlier than the costume rehearsal.

“We’re nearly prepared for you and if these new songs aren’t good, I’m going to kill you,” Andrew Dismukes popped in to say.

Simply when it appeared the writers had hit a wall, Lizzo mined a success music out of their sketch thought for a “attractive zookeeper.”

“Weekend Replace” took a shot at President Joe Biden’s handshake with an invisible particular person following his North Carolina speech final week.

“Her identify is Kamala,” pretend information anchor Colin Jost cracked, referencing Vice President Kamala Harris.

“Elon Musk supplied to purchase Twitter for $43 million so he can loosen its free speech guidelines,” co-anchor Michael Che stated.

“That’s how badly white guys wanna use the n-word,” he joked.

Colin Jost appears as a fake news anchor on Saturday Night Live, as he took shots at Joe Biden and referenced Kamala Harris.
Colin Jost seems as a pretend information anchor on Saturday Night time Stay, as he took photographs at Joe Biden and referenced Kamala Harris.
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“Twitter’s not even worthwhile anymore. It simply looks as if a nasty enterprise determination,” Jost stated because the riff continued.

“And I say that as somebody who purchased a Staten Island Ferry with Pete [Davidson, absent again from the show.]”

The section joked in regards to the non-fatal subway assault, speaking about how Frank James turned himself in at an East Village McDonalds.

“The place judging from this photograph he was auditioning for the function of Grimace,” Che stated of the portly suspect, who was pictured sporting a darkish blue shirt in a two-shot subsequent to the rotund purple quick meals mascot mascot.

McKinnon stole the subsequent sketch — a couple of planning assembly for an historic Egyptian orgy that featured many of the forged — by making out with a reside goat.

A prestigious orchestra with out a flutist took an opportunity on Lizzo, however the conductor was greatly surprised by the woodwind participant’s lack of decorum, as she disrupted the stuffy atmosphere by “twerking on the bassoonist.”

“We make music collectively and if meaning I’ve to pop this booty for Beethoven then so be it,” Bryant’s violinist stated, because the ensemble members launched right into a rump-shaking model of “Ode to Pleasure.”

Lizzo and Dismukes performed a elitist couple that informed fellow ceremonial dinner friends how they deliberate to journey the world on the worth of their Beanie Child assortment.

“Evidently we gained’t be worrying about cash for fairly a while,” Lizzo scoffed, earlier than turning into panicked when she realized the funding was not as profitable because the couple thought.

Lizzo launched herself by saying “Girls and gentleman … me” earlier than launching into “Good As Hell,” that includes a “Rapper’s Delight” impressed flute solo.

The performer’s mom launched her second quantity, “Particular.”

The NBC present was slated to take a three-week hiatus and return to the airwaves on Could 7 that includes visitor host Benedict Cumberbatch and musical visitor Arcade Fireplace.

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