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May 13, 2018

Recap: Amy Schumer, Melissa McCarthy return to ‘SNL’ for Mother’s Day episode

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Amy Schumer explains the torture of being a bridesmaid in your late 30s on "SNL."

Amy Schumer hosted a new “Saturday Night Live”  last night in an episode that paid special homage to Mother's Day.

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The cold open, which has garnered some exhaustion from audiences throughout the season for its consistently politically-charged scenes, gave Alec Baldwin a break by instead bringing some of the cast’s mothers on stage for what turned into a not-so-subtle roast of the show.

Check out some other highlights from Schumer's second time hosting.


Schumer’s opening monologue was a true callout to her stand-up, where aging bridesmaids, tampon girth, and the lies of girlhood were each dissected.


The dystopian world of “The Handmaids Tale” takes an even darker turn when it’s combined with… “Sex and the City.”


Schumer plays a mom telling her son about the wonderful day he was born, all the while the pre-filmed sketch jumps back and forth to the reality of childrearing.


Keeping up with the theme of Mother’s Day, Michael Che got a visit from the “World’s Proudest Stepmom” -- Melissa McCarthy.


The musical “Rent” is re-envisioned as it was never, ever intended: a children’s musical that replaces every mention of “HIV/AIDS” with “Diabetes.”


The recurring sketch starring Kate McKinnon and Kenan Thompson returns with Schumer playing McKinnon’s last-call-at-the-bar "conquest." Schumer's opening line? “I thought the Kentucky Derby was last week, but it looks like there’s one little nag that’s still limping around the track.”

Kasey Musgraves was featured as the show’s musical guest, performing “High Horse” and “Slow Burn” off her most recent album, “Golden Hour.”

“SNL” returns Saturday, May 19 with the season finale hosted by show alum and Upper Darby native Tina Fey, joined by musical guest Nicki Minaj.