Keke Palmer proved the net rumor mill right when she opened up a floor-length go well with jacket to disclose her child bump throughout her host monologue on “Saturday Night time Reside.”
“It’s unhealthy when folks on the web unfold rumors about you y’all, nevertheless it’s even worse after they’re right,” the “Nope” actress mentioned, earlier than joking that the explanation she saved her being pregnant underneath wraps was to safe a profitable liquor sponsorship.
The actress’s ambitions had been riffed on all through the episode — from her “manifesting” a best-actress Oscar nomination to pandering for an Emmy with drawn-out, miserable monologues within the “Kenan and Kel” reboot spoof “Kenan and Kelly.” The unique comedic kids’s present ran from 1996-2000 and was a playful portrayal of two highschool buddies, performed by Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell. Mitchell reprised his function within the sketch, briefly reuniting with Kenan and his beloved orange soda earlier than being tragically gunned down.
Earlier, within the present’s cold-open sketch, Thompson performed Georgia senate candidate Herschel Walker, who meets with Republican celebration leaders Sen. Mitch McConnell (James Austin Johnson), Sen. Marsha Blackburn (Cecily Sturdy) and Sen. John Cornyn (Mikey Day). The sketch portrays Walker as a hapless idiot, unable to understand probably the most easy statements and crammed with childlike pleasure. As he enters the scene, Walker apologizes for being late as a result of he “was having an excessive amount of enjoyable in that free merry-go-round” out entrance. (A revolving door.)
Saturday’s episode leaned closely into accusations made by alleged former companions of Walker who say that the antiabortion candidate pressured them into getting abortions. Throughout “Weekend Replace,” co-host Colin Jost mentioned, “The Georgia Senate runoff set data for early voting. Herschel Walker has all the time inspired his supporters to maintain voting early earlier than it turns into an issue.”
Jost seemingly obtained the entire hot-button jokes of the night, as he was additionally tasked with tackling Ye’s bout on “Information Wars” with Alex Jones. Managing to hit two Ye controversies in a single-one liner, Jost says “Kanye West made antisemitic jokes and mentioned ‘I like Hitler’ which can also be the password he used to get into Mar-a-Lago.”
“We’re principally coping with the omicron variant of Kanye,” Jost continued. “We thought he’d fade away however now we understand we could need to dwell with the mind fog of long-haul Kanye.”
An earlier model of this report gave an incorrect title for a reboot spoof in a sketch. It was “Kenan and Kelly,” not “Kenan and Keke.”