When it was first announced that Kim Kardashian West would be hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend, reviews were mixed – based on the reactions of some parties, one would think they were inviting Elon Musk or something.
But Kardashian West, a reality TV star, entrepreneur, influencer and advocate, bravely ridiculed her own image in SNL’s self-deprecating monologue, which also featured satirical shots at other prominent members of her family and her divorce from rapper Kanye West.
And, as Kardashian West admitted to her routine, she was just as surprised to find herself hosting the show.
As she said in a monologue: “When they asked, I was like: do you want me to be the presenter? Why? I haven’t had a premiere for a long time. I mean, I actually only got one movie out and no one told me it was a premiere at all. It must have slipped out of my mom’s head.
Kardashian West said SNL provided her with the opportunity to demonstrate that she is “so much more than just a pretty face.”
“And good hair,” she added. “And great makeup. And amazing boobs. And a perfect ass. In fact, I am much more than the reference photo that my sisters showed to their plastic surgeons. “
She thanked her father, Robert Kardashian, for awakening her interest in social justice, and also reminded the audience that he was a member of the defense team at the 1995 OJ Simpson murder trial.
“My dad was and still is such an influence and inspiration for me, and I believe he really opened my eyes to racial injustice,” said Kardashian West. “It was because of him that I met my first black man. You wanna strike in the dark, who was that? “
Of course, she shouted to Kanye, “I married the best rapper of all time,” said Kardashian West. “Not only that, he’s the richest black man in America — a talented, true genius who has given me four incredible children. So when I divorced him, you should know that it all came down to one thing: his personality. “
And in true “SNL” style, Kardashian West ended the monologue by biting the hand that was feeding her. “I’m so used to having 360 million followers follow my every move,” she said. “How many people are watching SNL, like 10 million? So today is just a cold, intimate night for me. “
Celebrity Wealth of the Week Embarrassment
If you’re a vaccinated celebrity who lives a short drive from Rockefeller Center, ask your agent why you weren’t asked to do an episode on SNL this weekend: this one sketch, a dating reality show, featured all for the season when Tyler Cameron, John Cena, Chase Crawford, Blake Griffin, Chris Rock and Jesse Williams all appeared as potential bachelorette fiancés played by Kardashian West.
Amy Schumer also appeared as one of the producers of the fictional show, who decided she wanted to compete for the Kardashian West affection. Maybe you shouldn’t invest too much in the unfortunate member played by Kyle Mooney, who is blissfully confident that he has as many chances as his famous rivals.
Freaky friday of the week
The Kardashian-themed episode “SNL” couldn’t ignore the other members of this camera-friendly family. At least some of them are put to good use in “The Switch,” a homage to body-swap comedies in which Kardashian West and Edie Bryant change identities for what should be 24 hours – until Bryant decides she isn’t swaps places. (If that didn’t satisfy your appetite for Kardashian-centric humor, there’s also this People’s Court parody featuring real-life Kardashians and SNL actors playing Kardashians and other would-be celebrities.)
“Weekend News” Jokes of the Week
In the Weekend News section, presenters Colin Yost and Michael Che talked about an unsettling week on Facebook when whistleblower Frances Haugen talked about the company’s internal research and how the site and its products suffered from prolonged outages.
Yost began, “This week we learned that sometimes a guy in a hoodie can actually be dangerous. Internal documents show that Facebook knew its platform was being used to spread hate and disinformation, but they hid the evidence. Oddly enough, I went to school with Mark Zuckerberg, and I was there when he started Facebook. And I feel terrible. Sometimes I wish I had a time machine so I could go back to college, find Mark and say, “Hey dude … Can I be part of your company?” He added: “Facebook is also denying the report, which says that the use of Instagram can lead to a negative body image in users. This explains the new slogan of their rival, TikTok: Bring your fat ass here. “
Che remarked on the social network: “This week, Instagram hasn’t worked all day. Get many Instagram addicts to fill their time with Twitter, TikTok or SNL hosting. (Behind him, a picture of Kardashian West reciting his monologue from the previous show was shown on the screen.) He then went on to celebrate some other media news with a personal emphasis: “Fox News turned 25 this week and they celebrated the occasion. their birthday is the same as mine: paying white women to say something nasty. “
Go my own way in the week
If an entire generation of SNL viewers don’t really know what Lindsay Buckingham sounds like, it might be because they only recognize him as the ever-silent guest (played by Bill Hader) on the crowded talk show What’s Up? “
The former Fleetwood Mac singer and guitarist has since been fired from his old band and released a new solo album, and SNL finally allowed the audience to hear Buckingham’s voice on the show – playing him along with Halsey as she sang her song. “Expensive.” (Don’t worry, he still hasn’t said goodnight.)
This article originally appeared in The New York Times.