Posted on Sunday, October 11th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
Following the 41st season premiere of Saturday Night Live, the season continued this past weekend with a first-time host, comedian and Trainwreck star Amy Schumer. For those disappointed by the debut episode hosted by Miley Cyrus, you’ll be happy to know that this episode is certainly a step up, if only because Schumer is used to this kind of comedy environment. Though there are certainly better overall sketches this episode, there are still a couple rough areas to be seen.
Check out our full review of the Amy Schumer Saturday Night Live episode below!
For each review, I’ll break down the sketches by The Best, The Average and The Worst of the night, with a separate section for Weekend Update. I’ll also evaluate how well the host performed and name an MVP of the night before wrapping it up. So let’s run through last night’s sketches.
Porn Teacher – For everyone who has ever seen a porn scenario like this, you know all too well that it’s eerie how accurate this depiction is. From Kyle Mooney’s horrible porn star acting to Amy Schumer’s overly erotic teacher. But it’s the earnest innocence of Aidy Bryant’s interrupting student that made this sketch hilarious, right along with Vanessa Bayer’s equally clueless mother. Kudos to whoever came up with the line about the school being just an office building. Brilliant.
Guns – Saturday Night Live has laid pretty low key when it comes to the hot button topic of gun safety and rights, but they didn’t pull any punches with no less than three jabs at those who oppose gun reform, and this was one of the most creative. Whether you’re a supporter of the second amendment or not, you have to admit that it’s a bit creepy how much some people love their guns, like they’re some kind of wonderful gift to treasure forever.
Fox & Friends: Speaker of the House – Bobby Moynihan always makes this sketch a delight because of hoe dimwitted he plays Brian Kilmeade, and this one is no exception. He’s got some great one-liners showing his exaggerated stupidity, not entirely unlike Moynihan’s Anthony Crispino. By the way, if you’re not pausing and slowly going through the entire list of corrections, you’re missing out on some hilarious quick jokes.