On Saturday night star of “Bridesmaids”, and Emmy Award winning actress wow fans of “Saturday Night Live” with her first hosting gig. Just one week after Alec Baldwin broke records with his 16th hosting gig the “Mike and Molly” star said that she was “beyond thrilled” with how it went.
She opened with a killer monologue warning her children to go to sleep because “mama's about to get pretty inappropriate".
Her show included some dance fever, ranch dressing taste tests and even a bit of office romance in the shape of sexual harassment. Her performance definitely showed that she has the instincts and timing of a stage comic.
Her celebrity fans were soon tweeting on Saturday night singing her praises.
Here’s just a selection of what her number 1 fans tweet:
Judd Appatow (producer of “Bridesmaids”): “I think Melissa McCarthy in the office with the balloons on SNL made me laugh harder than anything this year or decade. The stairs too."
Paul Feig ("Bridesmaids" director): Huge congrats to Melissa McCarthy for destroying on SNL last night. So glad I was there. Wiig and McCarthy together again = comedy heaven."
Jon Favreau: "Now that's how you host SNL."
Christina Applegate: "Melissa McCarthy was pure bliss hosting SNL last night. Way to go lady!!"
"Glee" actor Cheyenne Jackson: "At SNL watching Melissa McCarthy chug ranch dressing. Girl has no fear, and is such a sweetheart."
Samantha Ronson: "Melissa McCarthy is killing it on SNL. Maybe the best host I've seen?!?! Amazing!"
Shannon Woodward: "I'm getting a six pack watching Melissa McCarthy on SNL. Incredible. I can't breathe."
Lady Antebellum "@nbcSNL was a dream come true last night. the ranch dressing and office skit will go down in SNL history. Melissa McCarthy was genius. -ck,"
Brian Bendis: "is there an snl host who dove in head first harder and threw away the cue cards more brazenly than Melissa mccarthy?"