“Saturday Night Live” has been a little less than live these past couple of weeks. That’s cause they were taking a ‘lil break! That’s all. It came back this past weekend with Andrew Garfield hosting a strong episode. Here are his top four moments.
1. The Beygency
In today’s Church — wait, I mean popular culture — speaking ill of Beyonce is heresy. It is a crime punishable by loss of property and status, excommunication, or even death. The Church of Latter Day Destiny’s Children won’t stand for it. It’s not a joke, people. This radical sectarian faction has long since abandoned its fringe status and now boasts considerable power and influence. Like, who doesn’t believe in Beyonce? Andrew Garfield. Like all the famous heretics that went before him, Garfield takes his life into his own hands when he hops of the messianic Beywagon. (Like Bandwagon? See what I did there?)
2. Spider-Man Kiss
Kissing is dope. But nobody really knows why humans do it. Not even scientists. I mean, if you think about it, like mechanically, kissing is kind of funny and weird. Two humans touching their head holes together, exchanging germs and noises. If I’m not making a convincing argument for the inherent goofiness of kissing, just watch Garfield and Emma Stone go at it. And then watch Coldplay’s Chris Martin go at it, too.
3. Family Feud: Celebrity Edition
Kenan Thompson, the unmoving pillar of the SNL cast, nails it in this skit. Every one-liner made me chuckle, both inwardly and outwardly. But this article is about Andrew Garfield. I guess I just wanted to give Kenan some credit because not enough people do, in my opinion. Anyways, Garfield kills it with a pretty spot on Justin Timberlake impression. Garfield really nails JT’s whole white-guy-acting-like-a-black-guy-but-nobody-notices-because-of-how-talented-you-are thing.
4. Opening Monologue
In which Garfield bounds on stage like a super fly puppy dog. In which his endearing nerves at being a first time host are quelled by the unimpeachable Emma Stone. In which we learn that the band is a host’s secret defense against jokes that don’t get laughs from the live audience.