Adam Driver; Kanye West



Critic Consensus: A game Adam Driver can't overcome lackluster writing and a sluggish pace, though a few off-the-cuff comments from Kanye West make for a memorable premiere -- for better or worse.

Episode Info

The Season 44 premiere. Adam Driver hosts; and Kanye West performs.


Critic reviews for Adam Driver; Kanye West

Even pre-Trump, Kanye and "SNL" have always had a weird hate-hate relationship, but now we're not even getting any good performances to go along with that.

October 8, 2018 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Of course Adam Driver was fantastic, but Matt Damon stole the show in the cold open as Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

October 8, 2018 | Full Review…

There were some worthwhile moments last night. The problem is that just about all of them stemmed from a guest appearance.

October 8, 2018 | Full Review…

I don't know if this cold open is going to change anything, but you can bet your ass it's going viral.

October 8, 2018 | Full Review…

The regular cast has been increasingly diminished over the last few years, and if last night's episode is an indication, it's happening to the hosts, now, too.

October 8, 2018 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

The hot buttons were brushed, if not fully pushed, the sketches were more miss than hit, Driver made for a game and likable host, and Kanye Kanye'd.

October 8, 2018 | Full Review…

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