‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ star Larry David sparked controversy for Jews jokes on Saturday, while he hosted ‘Saturday Night Live.’ Following the opening monologue Jews jokes, David didn’t deliver quite a show during his second time hosting ‘SNL’.
While David didn’t do so good, musical guest Miley Cyrus made quite a comeback to ‘SNL’ and debuted two brand new songs. She even got boyfriend Liam Hemsworth to jump in some skits.
Jews and concentration camp jokes
Following a slyly meta cold open in which Alec Baldwin taking on President Trump slammed Harvey Weinstein, Larry David took on his opening monologue and kicked off his second time as host of the show.
The ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ star touched on the recent spate of sexual allegations on news and concentration camps.
David started his monologue joking about dating in New York. However, it escalated quickly as he soon moved on to note a large number of Jews in Hollywood’s latest sexual harassment scandal.
“Couldn’t help but notice a very disturbing pattern emerging, which is that many of the predators are Jews,” said David
“I don’t like it when Jews are in the headlines for notorious reasons. I want, ‘Einstein Discovers the Theory of Relativity,’ ‘Salk Cures Polio.’ What don’t I want? ‘Weinstein Took It Out.’”
Following the Weinstein joke, David delivered.
“I know I consistently strive to be a good Jewish representative. When people see me, I want them to say, ‘Oh, there goes a fine Jew.’”
And then, he jumped into the concentration camp jokes.
“I’ve always been obsessed with women and often wondered if I’d grown up in Poland when Hitler came to power and was sent to a concentration camp, would I still be checking out women in the camp? I think I would.”
“Of course, the problem is there are no good opening lines in a concentration camp: ‘How’s it going? Are they treating you OK? You know, if we ever get out of here, I’d like to take you out for some latkes.”
Not that much of a show
The Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt, took to Twitter to slam Larry David. Greenblatt said David was “offensive, insensitive & unfunny all at same time.”
Some viewers also took to Twitter to express their views on David monologue, however, so far there haven’t been any wide-scale calls to boycott ‘SNL’ in the wake of Saturday’s monologue.
While others have pointed out that the problem with the jokes was that they weren’t funny at all and that maybe David is just not funny anymore.
“David’s problem wasn’t deciding to tell a joke about the Holocaust on Saturday Night Live. It was telling a Holocaust joke that many people didn’t find particularly funny.”
Reviews read the show was a pretty disappointing one, with Larry David failing to come strong for his second time hosting the show.
The first half-hour was in fact almost shockingly bad considering how strong the show has come in the last year, with nothing going the show’s way in terms of content or execution.
There’s no real reason to pinpoint why episodes sometimes go like this but it just happens. In reality, it’s impressive that it’s not more often like this, given the difficulty inherent in its style of production.
— Jonathan Greenblatt (@JGreenblattADL) November 5, 2017
Debuting new songs
However, all wasn’t bad on Saturday’s episode of ‘SNL’
The show continued to blast Trump in Weekend Update where the anchors talked about the big headlines in Washington, including Manafort’s indictment and the new Republican tax plan.
Hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost defended the Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery after the attack in New York while they delivered a jab at President Trump.
“I’m not sure we should get rid of an entire immigration program based on the actions of one deranged individual. We don’t look at Trump and say, ‘Let’s get rid of all presidents.’” Jost said.
Also, Miley Cyrus made quite a comeback to the show debuting two new songs.
Miley last appeared on ‘SNL’ in October 2015, when she served double duty as host and musical guest on the show.
For her first performance of the night, Cyrus delivered a sultry take on ‘Bad Mood’.
She also took part to an array of sketches, some which included dancing like a baby, and even brought her fiancé Liam Hemsworth to drop by for ‘The Price is Right Celebrity Edition.’
Then she delivered ‘I Would Die For You’ as the show said goodnight.
Miley’s ‘SNL’ performance marked the live debut of both ‘Younger Now’ songs. It also marked the last time fans will hear the tracks live for a while.
During an interview on ‘The Howard Stern Show’ in late October, Miley revealed she would not embark on a tour in support of ‘Younger Now’ due to her reluctance to leave her pet pigs. She also said she won’t release any more singles from the new album.
Source: The Washington Post