Early in her Saturday Night Live
monologue, host Emma Stone
asks to check the sound levels on the microphones. “Bts
is here!” she casually notes, and the crowd erupts into furious screams of excitement. That was both a cheap way to generate heat but also a not-so-subtle message to the at-home audience that the folks in Studio 8H
were there to see a concert first and a sketch comedy show second.
Now, such a warning wasn’t truly necessary, as plenty in-house laughed at the mostly solid material in this week’s installment.