Kim Kardashian’s “Saturday Night Live” monologue made punchlines out of Kanye West, her sister’s cosmetic surgery, Caitlyn Jenner’s failed gubernatorial run and even O.J. Simpson. And to suppose it may’ve been a lot extra brutal.
On Wednesday’s episode of “The Kardashians,” the well-known household’s new collection on Hulu, the fact star took viewers behind the scenes of her “SNL” internet hosting debut in October, together with a one-on-one brainstorming session with comic Amy Schumer.
Schumer, no stranger to cutting, off-color jokes, helped shepherd Kardashian by means of the preparation, advising her on materials to incorporate in her opening monologue.
Whereas Kardashian definitely didn’t pull punches, the jokes she didn’t inform on the present simply occurred to be a few of her most ruthless.
One scrapped joke included a dig at Tristan Thompson, who shares a baby with sister Khloe Kardashian, over his many bouts of infidelity. Thompson has publicly cheated on Khloe a number of occasions, most lately fathering a child with another woman, whereas the 2 had been nonetheless in a relationship.
“Oh Khloé, you could have the largest coronary heart. It has room for Tristan and all of his aspect items,” Kardashian advised a shocked Schumer, who appropriately responded with, “Oh shit!”
The “Life After Beth” star, nevertheless, was much less enthusiastic a couple of comparatively stale crack on the actuality TV star’s mom, Kris Jenner: “And Kris, you’re not one among my sisters, however I simply thought I’d remind you.”
The Skims founder additionally nixed a joke that name-dropped R. Kelly, who was convicted of sexual abuse and intercourse trafficking the month earlier than Kardashian hosted “SNL.”
“I do know I’ve privilege, however I nonetheless wrestle,” she stated. “Like a lot of the issues that I put on, it’s actually laborious to pee. It’s a complete ordeal. Let’s put it this manner: If R. Kelly dressed like me, he could have stayed out of hassle.”
Kardashian additionally selected to drag again on making mild of her ongoing and contentious divorce from West, with whom she shares 4 kids.
“SNL” solid member Chris Redd, who impersonated the rapper in a sketch, was initially presupposed to poke enjoyable on the couple’s cut up. However Kardashian revealed on the fact present that she’s “all the time afraid of injuring individuals’s emotions.”
“The divorce is so delicate for him,” Kardashian advised “SNL” producer Lindsay Shookus backstage forward of her debut. “I’m already saying that half within the monologue, I don’t need to like … possibly I may speak to Chris and consider one thing humorous. I may simply inform him, ‘Hey! That is tremendous delicate to him.’”
Finally, the reference was reduce.
Kardashian’s look ended up being a success, boosting “SNL’s” scores and making fans out of some of her most vocal detractors.
Watch her opening monologue under.