Lady Gaga was the host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live last night and she proved game to do just about anything. Whether she was engaging in weird sex pushups with R. Kelly or poking fun at her own need for outrageous costumes, Lady Gaga was there to entertain us.
Lady Gaga was almost unrecognizable as a frumpy Apple store worker in one of the earliest sketches of the night: “Waking Up With Kimye.” The sketch took brutal aim at the discrepancies in Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s achievements, and pointed out how Kanye’s changed Kim since their relationship began. However, Lady Gaga made one of the sharpest jokes of the night–and it was a shot at herself. Her character Karen defended herself by saying, “I think people who try too hard with their outfits are maybe hiding something.”
Gaga seemed game to poke fun at her image throughout the night. Her monologue played off the idea that she’s pandering for “Applause,” she appeared as an over-the-top theater kid and gave us a bleak view of what her life might be like in 70 years.
However, the most entertaining moment of the night might have come from Saturday Night Live castmember Taran Killam. The comedian debuted a new character during Weekend Update that started off slow, but then sped up into delightful absurdity. Nothing’s ever going to replace Stefon, but here’s hoping they bring back Jebidiah Atkinson at least one more time.
Saturday Night Live returns next weekend with host Josh Hutcherson and musical guest Haim.