Saturday Night Live censored host Sarah Silverman, who admitted she’s known as a “blue comedian.” She demonstrated just how much by showing a nearly completely redacted joked on a cue card. The only words that remained were “black guy” and “God’s mouth.”
“It was totally innocuous,” Silverman insisted. “I saw Lorne laughing really hard at during dress like almost too hard.”
Not censored was a tribute to Joan Rivers played by Silverman. Rivers arrives in Heaven where she was greeted by Eartha Kitt (Sasheer Zamata), who welcomes her to the celestial stage. The newcomer attempts to prove she belongs by roasting fellow greats such as Ben Franklin (Bobby Moynihan), Ava Gardner (Cecily Strong), Richard Pryor (Jay Pharoah), Steve Jobs (Kyle Mooney), Freddy Mercury (Adam Levine) and Lucille Ball (Kate McKinnon).
All River’s jokes were of a sexual nature and not well-received by the audience, who were perhaps not aware of the late comedian’s off-color humor.
“You stuffed more chocolates down your mouth than the Kardashians,” she told Lucille Ball in reference to the I Love Lucy skit where she’s overwhelmed by conveyor belt at a candy factory.
The only thing they did laugh at was Ben Franklin, who was equally confused but laughed hysterically nonetheless.