38 seasons in and SNL still hasn't got stale. But with two prime facets of entertainment; humour and music, something would have to go seriously, seriously wrong for Saturday Night Live to begin to fail. This week's show was brought to life by an incredible host, Austrian (not German) Christoph Waltz, as well as stunning performances from Alabama Shakes.
Lead singer Brittany Howard has a wonderfully androgynous voice, the tone of which is ideally suited to the roots-rock genre of their music. Energetic and curiously soulful, Alabama Shakes' appeal is broad and far reaching, made evident by the crowd's reaction.
As well as the music being on tip-top form, the writers also brought their A-game to the show. Waltz's well known performances in Tarantino's 2 latest movies; Oscar contender Django Unchained and Inglorious Basterds provided ample material to be spoofed. A highlight, according to New York Daily News was a trailer of another fictional Tarantino movie 'Djesus Uncrossed'. Described as the "ultimate historical revenge fantasy" featuring Waltz playing Jesus Christ, who "may be wearing sandals but he can still kick a**."