Last night, Drake played host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live. It also marked the debut of new cast member Sasheer Zamata.
Drake opened Saturday Night Live with a monologue which included a hilarious flashback to his 1999 Bar Mitzvah where his half Jewish and half black family listened to one of his rap verses. Check out that sketch below:
The news spoofs continued with Nancy Grace where she focused on the recent law that permits marijuana in Colorado. Check out the sketch where Drake plays Kat Williams:
In another sketch Aidy Bryant played an overly hormonal middle school student who flirts with her friend’s father at a slumber party. Shortly after this sketch, “Aidy Bryant” was a worldwide trending topic on Twitter! Check it out:
On Weekend Update with Seth Meyers and Cecily Strong, Vanessa Bayer spoofed Jacqueline Bisset’s Golden Globes moment where she took a while to get to the stage and wasn’t really able to say anything once she was there!
Drake played a Disney World Indiana Jones guide where a woman was chosen to come on stage who clearly had no idea what was going on.
Drake also performed a couple of his hits “Started From the Bottom / Trophies” and “Hold On We’re Going Home / From Time.” Check out the sensual performances below:
Overall, Drake did a fantastic job as host and musical guest. This episode also featured newcomer Sasheer Zamata who was hired as a featured player after SNL was criticized for rebooting its cast this season without any new African-American cast members. Though her part was minimal on last night’s episode, there seems to be a lot of potential this season. Saturday Night Live returns next week with host Jonah Hill and musical guest Bastille.
What were your thoughts about last night’s episode of SNL with Drake?
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