‘SNL’ recap: The best moments from Nick Jonas’ episode

“SNL” tapping Jonas as host felt like a shrewd little bit of cross-promotion for NBC, contemplating that Jonas is serving as a decide on this season of “The Voice. NBC made sure its audience wouldn’t forget it, running several commercials for the singing competition and commercials for Jonas appearing on “The Tonight Show” on Monday.

Fittingly, the episode had a number of music-based sketches, and Jonas spent his monologue singing a tune that tied into his earlier stage expertise in “Les Miserables.” Jonas was no one-trick pony, nonetheless, and proved able to maintain with the solid’s rapid-fire one-liners.

Here are the highest moments and funniest sketches from Nick Jonas’ episode of “Saturday Night Live.”

Who Gets A Vaccine Cold Open

For Massachusetts residents who’ve struggled to enroll in a COVID-19 vaccine over the previous few weeks, the chilly open of this week’s “Saturday Night Live” was very on-point.

The present opened with a faux recreation present hosted by Dr. Anthony Fauci (Kate McKinnon) referred to as “So You Think You Can Get the Vaccine,” by which contestants current themselves to a few governors — California’s Gavin Newsom (Alex Moffat), New York’s Andrew Cuomo (Pete Davidson) and Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer (Cecily Strong) — as to why they need to be given the vaccine.

“Getting the vaccine shouldn’t be a competition, but Americans will only want to get it if someone else can’t,” Fauci’s McKinnon mentioned.

Nick Jonas Cold Open

With his brother Kevin wanting on within the viewers, Jonas launched into a fashionable model of “Drink with Me” from “Les Miserables,” a tune he sang within the musical’s 25th-anniversary manufacturing on Broadway in 2010. This time, it was in regards to the causes to lift a glass throughout the pandemic period, from Zoom completely happy hours to sheer boredom.

Mirror Workout

Two bros (Chris Redd Mikey Day) purchase a brand new exercise mirror with two digital trainers (Nick Jonas, Heidi Gardner) in addition to Shannon Delgado (Kate McKinnon), a lady who’s trapped within the mirror by malevolent pressure.

Murder Show

When the lads are away, the women will play. And by “play” we imply binge-watch countless hours of horrifying true-crime reveals. (And possibly a true-crime podcast when that’s over.)

Cinderella’s Slipper

When Prince Charming (Jonas) comes to seek out his real love, the glass slipper doesn’t match Cinderella (Chloe Fineman), it suits a foul-mouthed mouse (Aidy Bryant).

Bachelor Party

In one other musical quantity, a bachelor celebration sings an ode to the eternal bonds created by awkwardly sitting subsequent to your mates (or future brother-in-law) for the stripper portion of the weekend.

Nick Jonas Musical Performance

Funny as he could also be, Jonas is a musician before everything, and confirmed off his expertise by performing his hits “Spaceman” and “This Is Heaven.”

Weekend Update

The Update desk dealt with the week’s headlines as standard, discussing everything from the just lately authorized stimulus package deal to the return of “Fraiser.” Additionally, anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che welcomed NBA super dad LaVar Ball (Kenan Thompson) and controversial Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (Cecily Strong).

Amusement Park

Ah, the fun of a center college discipline journey to the amusement park: younger love flourishing, thrilling rides resulting in hand-holding and lap-sitting, and a fifth wheel (Kyle Mooney) who has to go on each experience with a life-sized doll of the man from “Soul.”

Dionne Warwick Talk Show

In this recurring sketch, Ego Nwodim as soon as once more parodied the singer’s wacky Twitter persona, asking pointed however impossible-to-answer questions of her visitors, together with The Weeknd (Kenan Thompson), Dua Lipa (Melissa Villaseñor), and Jonas as himself.

Post-COVID Dating

Unlike most of Kate McKinnon’s late-night bar sketches, this one didn’t finish in a livid make-out session with the host. This time, she and Jonas merely reacquainted themselves with the thought of courting in a post-COVID world.

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