TV Rewind: SNL Highlights: Saturday Night Live hosted Kevin Hart and Sia, who were on deck last night.
Check out all the highlights below, including Kevin’s opening monologue, Kate McKinnon’s take on Justin Bieber’s Calvin Klein ads, James Brown getting funky at the Apollo, a trip to Bushwick, Brooklyn – the artisanal hood, Kevin finding out he has a son, and more.
Hart stars in the new comedy The Wedding Ringer, and recently gave an interview where he explained he could not play a gay character. In an interview with the hosts of The Breakfast Club on New York’s Power 105.1, the Wedding Ringer funnyman talked about the role that got away – Alpa Chino in 2008’s Tropic Thunder. Hart explained that he passed on the role because the character was gay.
Hart saw the character as too flamboyant. “The dude, he was doing a lot of stuff in the draft that I read,” he told the radio station. “It was real flagrant.”
When asked whether he’d play any other gay roles, Hart said no. “I can’t,” he said. “Not because I have any ill will or disrespect, but because I don’t think I’m really going to dive into that role 100 percent, because of insecurities about myself trying to pay that part. Does that make sense?”
Also, make sure to catch Sia’s performances of “Elastic Heart” (featuring Maddie Ziegler) and “Chandelier” below.
Get ready for next Saturday where Blake Shelton will serve as both host and musical guest!
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MLK Cold Open
The ghost of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Kenan Thompson) visits a student (Pete Davidson) writing a paper about him and gets a crash course in America’s racial progress.
Kevin Hart Monologue
Host Kevin Hart discusses the raccoon problem in his neighborhood and why he wouldn’t rescue his fiancée from a mountain lion attack.
Calvin Klein Ads
Justin Bieber (Kate McKinnon) strips down for a new set of Calvin Klein underwear ads.
Why’d You Post That
On Why’d You Post That? host Darnell (Kevin Hart) calls out Instagram users (Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, Kyle Mooney) on their terrible photo choices.
Bushwick, Brooklyn 2015
Three friends (Kenan Thompson, Kevin Hart, Jay Pharoah) from Bushwick, Brooklyn, hang out on a corner and discuss what they’ve been up to.
Get On Up
James Brown (Kevin Hart) polls his entire band mid-song (Taran Killam, Bobby Moynihan, Beck Bennett, Kenan Thompson, Jay Pharoah, Pete Davidson, Cecily Strong, Sasheer Zamata, Kyle Mooney) before making any decisions.
Soap Opera Reunion
When the cast of a popular soap opera is reunited on a talk show, one actor (Vanessa Bayer) realizes she’s being negatively singled out with her walk-on music.
Sia: Elastic Heart
Musical guest Sia performs “Elastic Heart” on Saturday Night Live.
Weekend Update 1-17-15, Part 1 of 2
Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week’s biggest news, including Mitt Romney’s possible presidential run and Pope Francis’ criticism of Charlie Hebdo. Colin’s neighbor Mrs. Santini (Kate McKinnon) stops by.
Weekend Update 1-17-15, Part 2 of 2
Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week’s biggest news, including the story of a Chinese woman cutting off her cheating husband’s penis – twice – and the passing of the Home Shopping Network creator.
Weekend Update: Mrs. Santini
Mrs. Santini (Kate McKinnon), a woman who lives in Colin Jost’s building, gives advice on how to deal with annoying neighbors.
To escape the wrath of a dragon, one man (Kevin Hart) must get his companions (Kenan Thompson, Sasheer Zamata, Cecily Strong, Taran Killam) to stop breaking into song and get moving.
Kevin Hart finds out he has a son (Jay Pharoah) when he runs into a one-night stand (Leslie Jones) backstage at a comedy show.
Musical guest Sia performs “Chandelier” on Saturday Night Live.
Rapper Chocolate Droppa’s (Kevin Hart) new single is inspired by his crew (Leslie Jones, Jay Pharoah, Bobby Moynihan, Taran Killam, Cecily Strong, Beck Bennett, Pete Davidson, Kenan Thompson); it also reveals all of their secrets.