Felicity Jones brings quirk and energy to the first SNL of the new year.
With Rogue One continuing to have a good run in theaters, it makes sense for SNL to bring Felicity Jones in for the first episode of the new year. She proved an able host, playing lots of different characters through the night and showing she was game for whatever the SNL writing staff could throw at her.
What You Missed:
“I’d like to ask about your big Russian pee-pee party”
Cecily as the lawyer was my favorite
Having Tina Fey make an appearance here was funny and brilliant.
The Bachelor Beard Hunk
The constant “can I steal him for a sec?” and “mmm…I like this”, plus the little character details about the various girls made this sketch
Albee Durberry Theater
Mikey Day has created so many characters in the half a season he’s been on the show, and this sketch just added to it. The staging on this felt innovative for SNL, which isn’t too bad for a 42 year old show
The Princess and the Curse
SNL is doing some amazing digital short-style stuff this season, all the more impressive given their quick turnaround time
The Susan B. Anthony House
This is such a great premise for a sketch and the execution had me in stitches.
Weekend Update: PEOTUS Press Conference
- Michael Che on all the Trump nonsense this week helped.
- “Every time I say his name I feel like I’m wearing suspenders”
- Pete Davidson’s first impressions seemed spot on
- Beck’s musical career is definitely going places.
Fandango All Access
The cast doing the standard press tour for a terrible-sounding movie called Boob Robot and also trying to tie it in to modern politics was great.
Maybe it was just the sleeplessness kicking in, but this got weird real quick
What You Didn’t Miss:
- Shondra and Malik was some interesting slice of life stuff, but I didn’t really catch any jokes