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‘SNL’ starts first show in a month with Ukrainian choir performance

“Saturday Night Live” had its usual open-minded political sketch and kicked off Saturday’s show with a solemn performance by New York’s Ukraine Dumka Choir in a show of solidarity with the populace. Ukrainian people.

The show is back on air after a extended hiatus to match NBC’s coverage of the Winter Olympics, with former “SNL” writer John Mulaney hosting for the fifth time.

His recent reference comic rehabilitation after cocaine addiction in his monologue.

“It’s great to be in a place that is always emphasized conscious and mental health,” he said while discussing his recovery.

In the main skit, Mulaney plays a monkey presiding over a civil case where a woman is bitten by a monkey, as attorneys Kenan Thompson and Cecily Strong appeal to primates’ animal instincts to win support. judge’s household.

The animal humor continues in a mock trailer as Strong and Heidi Gardner portray dog ​​owners having a heated argument in the supermarket about the quality of their dog food. Mulaney plays a helpless man who successfully pressures Gardner to spend $74 on a grass-fed poultry mix.

New York's Ukrainian Dumka Choir performed in the opening part of
New York’s Ukrainian Dumka Choir performed during the opening sequence of “Saturday Night Live” on February 26, 2022.
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One sketch outlined the ever-evolving CDC mask mandates, as a group of politically correct people tiptoed around the effectiveness of wearing a mask during a tense dinner.

“Did I have to get rid of my oldest friend just because he wasn’t boosted?” Mulaney asked, when his friends, played by Thompson, Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant and Bowen Yang, were startled.

A video by the comedy group “Please Don’t Destroy” imagines a new variant of COVID-19 with only great side effects. Paul Rudd and Al Roker joined the party at their office, and Dr. Anthony Fauci went to clubs to celebrate the new variant, which gives patients the feeling of “drinking beer with an old friend.” while they develop “delicious long locks”.

Rudd, Steve Martin, Candice Bergen, Tina Fey and Elliott Gould were guests to welcome Mulaney to their “Five Timers” club for regular hosts.

“Congratulations John – and let me be the first to say, who are you?” Bergen asked.

“Candice you don’t know me but if you have a niece or nephew who plays bad sports, they probably do,” he replied.

Conan O’Brien got the party screaming “directly from New York, it’s Saturday night,” absent from the show’s somber opening.

A short and rare “Weekend Update” segment begins with fake news Colin Jost and Michael Che exploiting the war in Ukraine to document.

“Putin launched the offensive with the support of allies like Belarus and Tucker Carlson,” Jost said.

“This is a difficult subject to make jokes about,” said Che. “I’ve seen attacks like this in other countries, but never a white one.”

John Mulaney (centre) is hosting the show while LCD Soundsystem is the musical guest of the show.
John Mulaney (centre) is hosting the show while LCD Soundsystem is the musical guest of the show.
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In a nod to his epic 2019”Bodega’s bathroomIn the skit, Mulaney plays a New York City subway newspaper clerk who tries to stop strays Chris Redd and Andrew Dismukes from buying a churro from a background vendor that doesn’t have a license. After that, elaborate dance shows took place, influenced by “Fiddler on the Roof” and “South Pacific” and featuring a man and woman smeared with bath salts on the train. implicit.

“This is the F train running on the Q rail, skipping random stops when I feel like it,” conductor Punkie Johnson says, as Alex Moffat plays a subway overcoat pervert who filmed “Singing in the Rain” by himself. ”

The skit ends with the Guardian Angels confronting a drunken “subway Jesus” claiming to be “subway Jesus,” played by Bryant in a spoof on “Jesus Christ.” -su Superstar”.

New to Brooklyn Steel, local band LCD Soundsystem played two songs on their 2005 debut of the same name, “Thrills” and “Yr City a Sucker.”

SNL will return on March 5 with actor Oscar Isaac hosting and British pop singer Charli XCX as musical guests.

https://nypost.com/2022/02/27/snl-begins-first-show-in-a-month-with-ukraine-choral-performance/ ‘SNL’ starts first show in a month with Ukrainian choir performance

Dais Johnston

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