Adele was the host on last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live (October 24). It marked the singer’s first time as host, and her first time appearing on the show since 2015. H.E.R. was the night’s musical guest, performing her new tracks ‘Damage’ and ‘Hold On’.
Adele began her opening monologue by crediting SNL with her breakthrough in the United States, after she made her debut on the show in 2012 on an episode featuring Tina Fey as Sarah Palin. She also explained that she wasn’t also musical host last night because her album “is not yet finished,” adding, “I’m too scared to be both. I’d rather put on some wigs, have a glass of wine or six and just see what happens!” Addressing her weight loss, she joked, “I know I look really, really different since you last saw me, but, actually, because of all the COVID restrictions and the travel bans, I had to travel light and only bring half of me, and this is the half I chose.”
The singer also appeared in six sketches over the course of the 90-minute episode. First, she played a a woman visiting a psychic in 2019, with the psychic making chilling predictions about the following year. She then played a ghost opposite Pete Davidson’s ‘Chad’ character, and later appeared as herself during a Bachelor spoof where she sang parts of her songs ‘Someone Like You’, ‘When We Were Young’, ‘Hello’, and ‘Rolling in the Deep’. Elsewhere in the episode, Adele starred in a PSA with Kate McKinnon advocating for divorced women to move to Africa; played a woman making a socially distanced visit to her grandmother (Maya Rudolph) at a nursing home; and appeared with Maya Rudolph once again in a fake ad for “Ass Angel” jeans.
Watch clips from the episode below.