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

October 26, 2014 2:44 PM

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

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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