Saturday Night Live Recap: Emma Thompson Slaps the Teacup Out of Your Clumsy Hands

Vulture - 05-12


Emma Thompson might be best known for mannered period dramas, but much of her early career was comedy: Her first screen credit was as a cast member on Fry and Laurie’s first series There’s Nothing to Worry About!, and she even had a short-lived sketch show of her own, Thompson. Really, the comic thread has always been there, whether Thompson was playing word games in Wit or squawking in an alien tongue in Men in Black 3. Though she’d never hosted Saturday Night Live, the gig seems to be old hat for a new Dame.*