Amy Schumer is here now, live from Studio 8H.
On Saturday, the 41-year-old actress and comedian hosted Saturday Night Live for the third time, this time with Steve Lacy as the musical guest.
Schumer made fun of the fact that her husband, Chris Fischer, has autism during her opening monologue, which lasted for more than six minutes. (In her 2019 Netflix special, Growing, Fischer, 42, disclosed that she had been diagnosed with the illness.)
“Having him diagnosed has been incredibly helpful to us as a family. She continued, “Now if somebody is in the middle of a long, boring story, he will straight up simply walk away. I have a much better understanding of his behavior, and it has given him a lot of skills.”
Also, Schumer recounted a recent memory she had with her husband, telling the crowd, “We were having a picnic a couple of weeks ago. Lovely evening, indeed. It seemed like rain was in the forecast, and I found myself thinking, “Even though the past few years have been so stressful with the pandemic and everything, nevertheless this time being with you, with our baby, they’ve been the finest years of my life.”
He glanced at me and said, “I’m going to go put the windows up in the car,” the single mother responded. “That’s my kind, for sure. Sometimes we play the game, “autism or just a man?”
Amy Schumer also participated in several skits during the program, including one in which she represented a sexy Twitter bot fighting to keep her account alive while Elon Musk was in charge, and another in which she acted out as a Jets football fan.
In another sketch, Schumer and the SNL ensemble spoof Netflix’s The Watcher by having an intruder reveal humiliating family secrets about Schumer’s character to her family.
On October 10, 2015, and again on May 12, 2018, Schumer served as presenter of the long-running weekend sketch comedy event. In October 2021, she made her final appearance at a Kim Kardashian-hosted event. And over the weekend, SNL welcomed Lacy, all 24 years old.
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The star initially took the stage to sing “Bad Habit” halfway through the performance, and then returned to perform “Helmet” near the finish. Both tracks can be found on Gemini Rights, Lacy’s album.
This new season of SNL arrives after a long off-season during which the cast underwent a dramatic reorganization. Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson, Aidy Bryant, and Kyle Mooney, all of whom had been with the show for a long time, left after the 47th season finale.
As of September 1st, PEOPLE confirmed the departures of Melissa Villasenor, Alex Moffat, and Aristotle Athari, all of whom had been key players in the series. Last month, Chris Redd said he was leaving SNL after five seasons.
NBC announced on September 15 that Marcello Hernandez, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow, and Devon Walker would be joining SNL for its 48th season as featured cast members.
During an interview with reporters backstage at the 2022 Emmys, SNL founder Lorne Michaels described season 48 as a “transition year,” noting, “There are new people, and things are changing, and a younger generation comes into the show.”
On November 12th, Dave Chappelle will host and Black Star will perform on Saturday Night Live.