Amy Schumer Bashes the Kardashians and Guns in 'Saturday Night Live' Hosting Debut
By Desiree Murphy
Amy Schumer hosted Saturday Night Live on Saturday and, as expected, the comedian didn't hold back.
In her opening monologue, the 34-year-old actress announced that she was "so happy to be here" and that hosting the show was a "dream come true," especially because she was born in New York City, where the show is filmed.
"Everyone's always asking me, 'Amy, is it an exciting time for women in Hollywood? Is it? Is it an exciting time?' And I'm like… No," she jokes, after subtly reminding the audience that she was the star of the film, Trainwreck, and her own sketch show, Inside Amy Schumer.
Schumer then pokes fun at her own weight, sharing a story about how the little girl who played her younger self in Trainwreck told her they had similar cheeks. That's when she took the opportunity to bash Hollywood's lack of female role models, specifically calling out the most talked about family in entertainment, the Kardashians, of course.
"We have to be a role model for these little girls because who do they have? All they have, literally, is the Kardashians," she said. "She doesn't have a Malala poster in her room -- trust me. And is that a great message for little girls? A whole family of women that take the faces they were born with as a light suggestion? Is that great? No."
There were a number of hilarious sketches from Schumer's SNL debut, but these are our three must-see moments:
The Weeknd performed with a very special surprise guest.
The audience went crazy when the first-time SNL performer sang a remix of "The Hills," thanks to Nicki Minaj taking the stage midway through the song to spit her own verse. Later in the show, they also performed The Weeknd's hit single, "Can’t Feel My Face," together.
Schumer mocks America's gun control laws in PSA spoof.
Schumer is a big advocate on gun control, a topic she grew more vocal about after a shooting occurred at a July screening of her movie, Trainwreck, in Lafayette, Louisiana. In this skit, the comedian pulled out all the stops in a public service announcement that goes over-the-top in mockingly glorifying guns.
Schumer plays a sexy teacher who "loves Ds" and tries to seduce a bad boy student, played by SNL's Kyle Mooney, only to keep getting interrupted during the five-minute sketch.
SNL wasn't the first time we've heard Schumer joke about her weight. After winning the Trailblazer award at the 2015 Glamour U.K. Women of the Year ceremony in June, she stated that she was "160 pounds and can catch a d**k whenever [she] wants." Watch the video below to hear her defend the joke from the acceptance speech.