Adam Driver Returns as Host of “Saturday Night Live” for Fourth Time
Adam Driver, the renowned actor known for his intense performances in films like “Blackkklansman” and the “Star Wars” franchise, returned as the host of “Saturday Night Live” for the fourth time. This time, Driver delivered a comedic performance that left audiences in stitches alongside musical guest Olivia Rodrigo.
One of the standout sketches of the night was titled “Airplane Baby,” where Driver took on the role of a disgruntled baby named Eddie who was experiencing his first plane ride with his mother. Driver’s commitment to the role was evident as he fully embodied the character, showcasing his versatility as an actor.
Throughout the sketch, Driver’s irritation grew, starting from strange sensations in his ears to discomfort with the flight attendant. His frustration even extended to missing the comfort of the womb. However, the turning point came when his beloved teddy bear disappeared, leading to a full-blown meltdown with dramatic reactions and primal screams.
Fortunately, the sketch had a happy ending when Driver’s character, Eddie, felt elated as the bear was returned to him. This moment brought both laughs and relief to the audience, highlighting Driver’s ability to connect with viewers through humor.
In addition to his acting skills, Driver also showcased his piano skills during his monologue. He shared his annual ritual of telling his Christmas wish list to Santa Claus, which included items like chinos and a plea for people to stop associating him with killing Han Solo in the “Star Wars” series.
Driver also revealed his love for gingerbread houses and pondered the gingerbread man’s emotions when realizing that the house is made of its own skin. His unique sense of humor impressed the audience and added more depth to his monologue.
As the night came to an end, Driver expressed his love for eggnog and boldly declared that it is his favorite way to have eggs. This lighthearted moment showcased Driver’s ability to engage with the audience and provided a memorable conclusion to the show.
Adam Driver’s fourth appearance as host on “Saturday Night Live” was undoubtedly a success, with his comedic talents shining through in sketches like “Airplane Baby” and his entertaining monologue. His ability to captivate audiences with his versatile acting skills continues to solidify his presence as a multifaceted actor in both comedic and dramatic roles.
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