Kim Kardashian’s “Saturday Night Live” monologue made punchlines about Kanye West, his sister’s plastic surgery, Caitlyn Jenner’s failed run for governor and even OJ Simpson. And to think that it could have been so much more brutal.
On Wednesday’s episode of “The Kardashians,” the famous family’s new series on Hulu, the reality star took viewers behind the scenes of her debut as an “SNL” host in October, including included a one-on-one brainstorming session with comedian Amy Schumer.
Schumer, accustomed to quirky and offbeat jokes, helped Kardashian throughout the prep, advising her on material to include in her opening monologue.
While Kardashian certainly didn’t throw any punches, the jokes she didn’t tell on the show turned out to be some of her most ruthless.
A dropped joke included a dig at Tristan Thompson, who shares a child with his sister Khloe Kardashian, over his many bouts of infidelity. Thompson has publicly cheated on Khloe on several occasions, most recently fathering a child with another woman when the two were still a couple.
“Oh Khloé, you have the biggest heart. There’s room for Tristan and all his secondary parts,” Kardashian told a shocked Schumer, who responded appropriately with, “Oh shit!
The ‘Life After Beth’ star, however, was less enthusiastic about a relatively outdated crack at the reality TV star’s mother, Kris Jenner: ‘And Kris, you’re not one of my sisters, but I just thought I’d call you back.”
The Skims founder also dismissed a joke that named R. Kelly, who was convicted of sexual abuse and sex trafficking the month before Kardashian hosted “SNL.”
“I know I have privileges, but I still struggle,” she said. “Like most clothes I wear, it’s really hard to pee. It’s quite an ordeal. Let’s put it this way: If R. Kelly dressed like me, he might have stayed out of trouble .
Kardashian also chose not to shed light on her ongoing and contentious divorce from West, with whom she shares four children.
“SNL” actor Chris Redd, who impersonated the rapper in a skit, was originally meant to poke fun at the couple’s split. But Kardashian revealed on the reality show that she was “always afraid of hurting people’s feelings.”
“The divorce is so emotional for him,” Kardashian told “SNL” producer Lindsay Shookus backstage before his debut. “I’m already saying that part of the monologue, I don’t want to like…maybe I could talk to Chris and think of something funny. I could just say, ‘Hey! It’s super sensitive for him.
Eventually, the reference was cut.
Kardashian’s appearance ended up being a hit, boosting “SNL” ratings and earning fans some of its most vocal detractors.
Watch his opening monologue below.
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