Kim Kardashian West was not messing around when she took to the Saturday Night Live stage for her first turn in the hosting chair.
The globally renowned entertainer and business superstar spent her entire opening monologue making fun of her family and herself. She fearlessly waded into topics as tricky as her relationship with soon-to-be-ex-husband Kanye West, the failed political aspirations of various family members, and even her own sex tape.
She also acknowledges the elephant in the room: SNL, with its roughly 10 million weekly viewers, is a positively chill and intimate hang for a woman who puts herself out there every day in front of a social media following that numbers in the hundreds of millions.
More than anything, this is a funny monologue. Even if you’ve never seen Keeping Up With the Kardashians or followed the headline-grabbing exploits of this famous family, Kim makes every joke work with her sharp comedic timing and deadpan delivery.