Keke Palmer confirms pregnancy in SNL monologue

Keke Palmer proved the online rumor correct when she opened a floor-length suit jacket to reveal her pregnant belly during her hosting monologue on “Saturday Night Live.”

“It’s bad when people on the internet spread rumors about you, but it’s even worse when they’re correct,” the “Nope” actress said, before joking that the reason she kept her pregnancy a secret was to secure sponsorship. lucrative drinks.

The actress’s ambitions were talked about throughout the episode – from her “manifestation” of a Best Actress Oscar nomination to winning an Emmy with depressing, drawn-out monologues in the “Kenan and Kel” reboot parody “Kenan and Kelly” . The original comedic children’s show ran from 1996 to 2000 and was a playful portrayal of two high school friends, played by Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell. Mitchell reprized his role in the sketch, briefly reuniting with Kenan and his beloved orange soda before he was tragically shot dead.

Previously, in the show’s open skit, Thompson played Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker, who meets with Republican party leaders Senator Mitch McConnell (James Austin Johnson), Senator Marsha Blackburn (Cecily Strong) and Senator John Cornyn (Mikey Day). ). The sketch portrays Walker as a hapless fool, unable to understand the most direct utterances and full of childlike enthusiasm. Upon entering the scene, Walker apologizes for being late because he “was having so much fun on that free merry-go-round” up front. (A revolving door.)

Saturday’s episode leaned heavily on accusations made by alleged former partners of Walker, who say the anti-abortion candidate pressured them into having abortions. During “Weekend Update,” co-host Colin Jost said, “The Georgia Senate runoff set early voting records. Herschel Walker has always encouraged his supporters to take care of the vote before it becomes an issue.”

Jost apparently heard all the hot jokes of the night, as he was also tasked with tackling Ye’s “Info Wars” fight with Alex Jones. Managing to hit two Ye controversies in a single liner, Jost says that “Kanye West made anti-Semitic jokes and said ‘I like Hitler,’ which is also the password he used to get into Mar-a-Lago.”

“We’re basically dealing with Kanye’s omicron variant,” Jost continued. “We thought he was going to disappear, but now we realize we may have to live with Kanye’s long-distance brain fog.”