Kanye West came back to Saturday Night Live this week. Sort of.
The latest episode’s cold open sketch imagined what the scene must have been like inside the White House on Thursday when West sat for lunch with Donald Trump and NFL hall of famer Jim Brown. Like most of IRL West’s rants, it’s not very funny. The only all right moment is the bit about Kanye’s phone password which really, actually went down like this.
The cold open does bring back Alec Baldwin-as-Trump for the first time this season. But West’s Trump infatuation and Trump’s weaponizing of that interest to help peddle his “alternative facts” (lies) isn’t really a laughing matter.
Or maybe the writing just wasn’t there this time.