Another week, another episode of Saturday Night Live!
Travis Kelce hosted the sketch comedy series for the first time over the weekend – and he surprisingly killed it! When the Kansas City Chiefs tight end first took to the Studio 8H stage, he started strong with a hilarious monologue about getting kicked off his college football team after testing “positive for marijuana,” appearing on his dating series Catching Kelce, and beating his older brother, Jason Kelce, at this year’s Super Bowl. Mind you, he made those jokes while the Philadelphia Eagles player was in the front row – but his reactions were priceless! Ch-ch-check it out (below):
Later in the show, Jason also made an appearance in a skit. The piece started with a woman named Abby, played by Heidi Gardner, seeing someone she went on one date with before in a bar. When she goes to chat with him, she finds out that he’s not only engaged but that he’s having a baby with his fiance! Oof. As her old flame shared these life updates, Abby could not stop crying. However, she ends up getting the last laugh! Abby reveals she’s seeing someone who is “a little bit older” and “totally ripped” – and Jason comes walking in! See what happens next (below):
Possibly the best sketch of the night had to be a pre-taped bit with Travis and the “Please Don’t Destroy” guys! In the skit, Ben Marshall, John Higgins, and Martin Herlihy attempt to build up their confidence in order to stand up to the SNL interns by going to a self-defense instructor. You have to watch what happens next (below)!
Elsewhere in the night, Kelsea Ballerini served as the musical guest. The country music singer delivered an emotional performance of two songs from her new album, which was inspired by her divorce from Morgan Evans. But for the show, it looks like Kelsea gave her track Blindsided an update to include some shade at her ex-husband! Towards the end of the song, fans noticed the inclusion of some new lyrics that said:
“Now you’re singing out loud on the radio. But you’re the only heart that breaks. You would’ve searched the whole world over. Yeah, sure. OK.”
The “you would’ve searched the whole world over” part is a direct reference to Morgan’s song about their breakup called Over For You, in which he also sings:
“I would have searched the whole world over for you”
Wow, Kelsea! She was not hesitating to throw some shade! You can ch-ch-check out the performance (below):
Kelsea later returned to the stage to sing the slow ballad Penthouse. See (below):
What did you think of last night’s episode, Perezcious readers? Thoughts on Travis Kelce as a host? Sound OFF in the comments! You can also see the rest of the sketches below:
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