You sort of never know how SNL will go when a musician plays host. Katy Perry seemed nervous at first, but managed to pull through and get some laughs. She got help from Matt Damon and Val Kilmer in a hilarious Digital Short, but the best part of the night belonged to Alec Baldwin who turned up on Weekend Update as the American Airlines pilot who had him removed from his flight earlier this week.
Baldwin calls himself an American treasure and refers to the game he refused to put down and turn off as “a word game for smart people.” While funny in its own right, Seth Myers ups the laugh factor by asking “Alec, are you sure this is the right way to handle this?"
Apocalypse from the makers of Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve gives the cast a chance to spoof Drew Barrymore, Penny Marshall, " and that kid from Modern Family. Perry has a small bit as Christina Aguilera.
In the Digital Short, one of the best they’ve done in a while, Andy Samberg and Katy Perry are singing best friends who are joined by Matt Damon as Handsome Homeless Guy and Val Kilmer as Brilliant Lunatic for holiday fun like "paying for meth with sexual favors.” Abe Lincoln and more also pop up.
Katy Perry played herself for the Finnish talk show sketch in which Kristen Wiig’s character, who has a very good research team, manages to get a clip of everything.
And while Perry did not appear in the Stefan sketch, it had everything else. There were skeevies, tweakers, a bitch parade and a Russian running on a treadmill in a Cosby sweater all built from the bucket list of a dying pervert.