Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence’s turn hosting Saturday Night Live was disappointing overall, but the actress did manage to dig up some laughs with a solid monologue despite poorly written material and a sea of missed opportunities. There was nothing on “Silver Linings Playbook” or “Winter’s Bone,” and SNL completely dropped the ball with the “Hunger Games” Press Conference skit. Lawrence’s bit as an inept rapper was passably funny and her monologue was solid.
The Lumineers charmed with their pleasant performance of “Ho Hey” (featured in the “Silver Linings Playbook” trailer) as well as “Stubborn Love.”Highlights of the episode are below.
She had lots to draw from – including last week’s Golden Globes win for her role in “Silver Linings Playbook” as well as some faux Oscars-trash talking.
B-108 Morning Show
Lawrence’s best performance of the evening as a rhyme-challenged intern, “Miss Busty Rhymes,” at an early morning hip-hop show in Minnesota.
This skit takes on all upcoming 18 versions of the Hobbit story including “Hobbit 4: Apple Maps…An Unexpected Detour” as well as “Shoot, I Just Realized I Forgot Something Back at the Shire. Mind If We Double Back?”
Piers Morgan takes on an unrepentant Lance Armstrong, a dolt Manti Te’o, as well as Jodie Foster spouting mixed messages.
Starbuck’s latest home-brewing machine criticizes your order and can’t pronounce your name.
“Hunger Games” Press Conference
The writers missed the mark on this one. The opening joke was “What kind of a name is Katniss?” which will give you some idea of the rest of the skit.