"Everyone else was fleeing New York, but Lorne was like, 'We should go back—for comedy.'" Advertisement "I'm not an actor, I'm a [chess, budding Saturday Night Live ] star!! After watching a season finale overflowing with goodwill and relief like a Judge Jeanine Pirro wine glass, it's tough not to go all Gene Shalit and make puns about this being a truly joy-ful way to end a tumultuous season. I'll try, but I can't make any promises. Still, Anya Taylor-Joy was aces as host, her mix of acting professionalism, comic confidence, and obvious enjoyment an utterly contagious center to what was easily the most breezy, funny, and relaxed episode of the year. Fuck it, it was joyful. In an AVQ&A prepping for this last episode of Season 46, our own Cameron Scheetz, rightfully praising past host Emma Stone, said that Stone's three hosting gigs were "like glimpses into an alternate timeline where she's an undeniable star of the regular cast." Anya Taylor-Joy fits in that category, as it turns out, The Queen's Gambit star fitting into sketches with a seamlessness born of belonging. Even hosts who do well are often catered to, their successful Saturday nights due to the show… Read full this story
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