Forget her multi-platinum selling albums and endless string of sold out tour dates. What separates last night’s SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE host (and musical guest!) Taylor Swift from the seemingly never ending string of “it” girls and overhyped “next big things” that for better or worse SNL loves to hitch its wagon to, is that the artist formerly known as Joe Jonas’ girlfriend did what so many others have tried and failed so-very-miserably to do: Keep this TV Addict awake until 1AM.
From her adorable play-to-her-strengths opening musical monologue (see above video), her spot-on Kate Gosselin and Shakira impersonations or her multitude of characters in between (Our personal favorite, “Crazy Roommate” after the jump), Swift not only demonstrated genuine comic chops and like-ability off the charts — but more importantly — that rare ability (Cut to Neil Patrick Harris’ hosting gig waaaaay back in January) to raise the game of every cast member around her (Kenan Thompson actually made us laugh!)
Just how entertaining was Swift — both fearless and funny we’re even willing to forgive the show’s somewhat sad pandering to Twilight fans with the digital short (see below) that spoofed the inexplicably popular franchise and Executive Producer Lorne Michael’s continued insistence on ruining Weekend Update (Made all the more special thanks to an unexpected Amy Poehler cameo!) with self-proclaimed political “comedian” Nicholas Fehn (Seriously people, what are we missing?)
Joe Jonas, eat your heart out.