Saturday, May 18, 2024

In “SNL” Last Supper, Trump Compares Himself to Jesus “All I Did Was Be Friendly to a Sex Worker” (See Video)


Last night’s “SNL” had a great start with James Austin Johnson as Donald Trump taking over the Last Supper. He compared himself to Jesus, “because all I did was be friendly to a sex worker.” It was Johnson’s best bit yet. His Trump is really a work of art.

Molly Shannon, a treasured alumna of “SNL,” returned as host after 16 years. But the show’s writing now isn’t subversive enough to catch her voice, so many of the skit were lackluster. A good one, with the Jonas Brothers, didn’t come on until almost the end of the show. It should have been much earlier. There were almost no references to her recent successes, like “White Lotus,” or her HBO show, “I Love That for You.” And Mary Katherine Gallagher got a passing nod. Head scratchers.

Bigger headscratcher: Jonas Brothers. Their first song was “Waffle House,” an ok uptempo number currently number 11 on iTunes. But the second song was like a 70s rock ballad. It was the wrong kind of showcase for their about to be released album, which for some reason is called “The Album.” They need new management. They’re either not getting good advice, or not taking it.

PS Loved Heidi Gardner’s “Weekend Update” cameo as the overworked office supervisor. She’s ready for an Emmy nomination.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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