'Saturday Night Live' Recap: Amy Schumer Returns to Studio 8H for the Third Time
The pre-midterm elections episode got extra political but also took on Elon Musk's Twitter changes.
by Danielle Turchiano —
Amy Schumer is no stranger to sketch comedy, with her series Inside Amy Schumer running for four seasons on Comedy Central starting in 2013 and getting a surprise return on Paramount+ this year. She also hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time in 2015, again in 2018, and a third time on Nov. 5, 2022.
Once again on SNL she used her monologue to deliver a short stand-up set, and since this episode was the last one before the midterm elections, she wasted no time reminding the audience what was at stake, but she made sure to put a personal spin on it.
"People love giving pregnant women advice, don't they?" she said, talking about her friend who advised prenatal yoga and her doctor who said you can't have sex for six weeks after delivery of her son.
She also talked about her husband, who is on the autism spectrum. "It used to be called Asperger's, but — this is true — then they found out that Dr. Asperger had Nazi ties, Kanye," she said.
"He never really lands a compliment with me," she said of her husband. "He tells me I look comfortable a lot. We have different love languages."
"A couple of weeks ago, we were sitting outside," she continued. "It looked like it was going to rain, I was feeling sentimental. I was like, 'Even though these past couple of years with the pandemic and everything have been so stressful, this time, being with you and our son, have been the best years of my life. And he just looked at me and said, 'I'm going to go put the windows up in the car.' ... We play the game, 'Autism or just a man?'"
Joining Schumer as a special guest for the evening was Steve Lacy, who performed "Bad Habit" and "Helmet" off his recent Gemini Rights album.
See below for the five most memorable sketches from Schumer's 2022 SNL episode.
Joe Biden's new midterm candidates
James Austin Johnson pulled his Joe Biden impression back out for a cold open sketch that saw the president addressing the nation just ahead of the midterm elections, noting that the Democratic party doesn't have enough "stars" (read: headline grabbers). So, he decided to make some candidate changes before ballots were cast, including bringing back Chloe Fineman as Marianne Williamson and Cecily Strong as Stormy Daniels, trying to battle Dr. Mehmet Oz with Guy Fieri (Molly Kearney), pitching rappers Tekashi69 (Marcello Hernandez) and Azealia Banks (Ego Nwodim) as senators, and putting Tracy Morgan (Kenan Thompson) in charge of student loan forgiveness.