Last Night On counts down the ten best sketches from season 44 of Saturday Night Live.
The 44th season of Saturday Night Live was everything fans have come to expect from the show in recent years. It was a little inconsistent, a tad controversial at times, but overall it was wildly entertaining.
The show remains an important part of late night television, comedy, and pop culture. Millions and millions of fans still tuned in each week to see how Saturday Night Live addressed the week’s headlines while also introducing us to original sketches.
There was also no shortage of big name hosts. Adam Sandler, Idris Elba, Halsey, and Matt Damon gave us some of the most highly rated episodes all season. We also got to see first time hosts like Kit Harington, Seth Meyers, and Claire Foy take the stage.
But of course, these hosts are only as good as the material allows. That means it is the writers and the cast members that remain the backbone of Saturday Night Live. We saw solid performances week after week from Cecliy Strong, Kenan Thompson, and Kate McKinnon among others.
Like any show, there were some misfires along the way. Certain weeks didn’t seem to have the same punch as others. But this was never because of a lackluster host or mailed-in performances by the cast. Instead it is more indicative of the challenges with writing, producing, and performing 21 live sketch comedy shows.
Any weak episodes of Saturday Night Live can be easily forgotten once we look at the highlights. These 10 sketches will show the best SNL had to offer in season 44 and prove why it remains an important part of comedy and television. Enjoy these sketches and be sure to let us know which one was your favorite and what you would have put on your list.