Saturday Night Live - Season 45, Episode 2 - Rotten Tomatoes

Phoebe Waller-Bridge; Taylor Swift



Critic Consensus: Phoebe Waller-Bridge proves the perfect host, graciously lending her own comedic talents while allowing the cast-members around her to shine -- especially everyone's new favorite Trade Daddy Bowen Yang.

Episode Info

Phoebe Waller-Bridge hosts; and Taylor Swift performs.


Critic reviews for Phoebe Waller-Bridge; Taylor Swift

Waller-Bridge showed off her talent for wringing humor from the unlikeliest of places, as she does during a hilarious tangent about genitals, setting a high bar for the rest of the episode to clear, which it does.

October 7, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

The presence of Waller-Bridge, author of the year's Emmy-certified best comedy, only served to highlight the material that wasn't up to her level.

October 7, 2019 | Full Review…

This episode was an improvement over the average season premiere... SNL might really be on the verge of hitting a new groove.

October 7, 2019 | Full Review…

After last week's laugh-free debacle of a season opener, Saturday Night Live began hitting its stride this week with several sketches that featured genuine laughs and even took some chances.

October 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Waller-Bridge did a fine job as host (and was especially charming during her opening monologue), but she wasn't given much of a showcase.,, Perhaps most notable is that it was another strong week for Bowen Yang

October 6, 2019 | Full Review…

For her part, Waller-Bridge didn't overpower the cast so much as simply blend in with the ensemble. As someone who possesses a titanic amount of energy and charisma , this was definitely a choice versus an inability to rise to the occasion.

October 7, 2019 | Full Review…

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