Charles Barkley brings the funny in his third hosting stint on SNL

by Micah Hart

For anyone who didn’t stay up for Charles Barkley‘s hosting gig on Saturday Night Live last night, here is his monologue to open what was a fairly amusing all-around effort:

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I love the shout-out to MJ. It’s almost like he wasn’t trying to make a joke about it, but then everyone inferred one, and then it was too late for him to take it back. Good thing Jordan doesn’t hold grudges.

For basketball fans, the highlight of the night was probably the Inside the NBA parody sketch with Barkley doing a deadpan (emphasis on the word dead) portrayal of his newest co-worker Shaquille O’Neal:

All in all, a solid night’s work for Barkley (White People Problems was probably the funniest overall sketch I saw), who once again showed he isn’t afraid to look silly or poke fun at himself, which is part of the reason people love him so much.

What did you think?

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  1. LigerBelair says:

    I thought Sir Charles was hilarious. Best SNL in years.

  2. alekesam says:

    That was near perfect. They nailed the crew’s mannerisms and antics. Kenny and Ernie got the brunt of it. I just wish they could’ve squeezed in “Athaletic”. Charles always cracks me up when he says athletic on the show.