Posted on Sunday, May 15th, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
In the penultimate episode of the 41st season of Saturday Night Live, recording star Drake returned to Studio 8H as host and musical guest. As expected, Drake was as comfortable as ever with the cast of SNL (after all, he started his career as an actor), and he really put himself into a variety of characters 100%. Unfortunately, some of the sketches just didn’t have the quality writing to go along with Drake’s incredible charisma and dedication. But there were still plenty of laughs to be had.
Find out what the best and worst sketches were from the Drake Saturday Night Live episode after the jump.
Black Jeopardy – This is one of Saturday Night Live’s most consistent recurring sketches, and Drake made it even better with his Canadian black guy character. As always, Kenan Thompson’s reactions to the wrong answers are top notch, and the writing on this sketch is just right on the money.
Drake’s Beef – This is infinitely better than the meme rap that Drake did for his monologue, and I actually wish it would have lasted a bit longer. Plus, bringing Lorne Michaels into the mix for this one was a nice touch. As much as I loved it, I can’t help but think this would have been a little better if The Lonely Island was still around.
Office Boss – Man, it’s been awhile since the man with the body of a baby has popped up, and this was a great way to do it. After Church Lady and the President Barbie commercial, this is another prime example of how to do political satire for this ridiculous election without just doing the standard political impressions. Keep it up, SNL, and you’ll make it through this awful election.