Saturday Night Live recap: 'Jim Carrey and Iggy Azalea'

October 26, 2014 2:44 PM

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Jim Carrey's hosting stint on Saturday Night Live could have easily gone awry. The comic's signature style had its heyday in the '90s, and Carrey hasn't starred in a live-action hit since 2008's Yes Man. So when he signed on to host SNL, it raised a question: Would the show rely on Carrey's penchant for antics, or find some other use for him? The answer is both, delivering a consistent--and consistently weird (in a good way)--episode that showed Carrey can do more than flail around and contort his face. Though he's still pretty good at that, too.

Still, the episode got off to a mediocre start. As Carrey's dire "Helvis" monologue rolled around, it looked like viewers were in for a train wreck. But then a string of enjoyable sketches helped the show pick up speed. Carrey often stole the spotlight, though he was also willing to share it with th...

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