Amy Schumer’s ‘SNL’ opening monologue addresses midterm elections – The Hollywood Reporter
Amy Schumer’s opening monologue about Saturday night live emotional about access to abortion, the upcoming midterm elections and her husband’s autism spectrum disorder.
November 5 episode of SNL marks Schumer’s third time hosting the sketch comedy series and comes a few days before a “midterm abortion” as the host calls it in her monologue, before correcting herself as “election “.
“Sorry, I’m thinking about what’s at stake if we don’t vote,” Schumer said. “People love giving advice to pregnant women, don’t they? Like the whole time I was pregnant, I had this friend who kept telling me ‘You have to do prenatal yoga. It really helps with childbirth. ‘ So I immediately signed up… for a C-section.”
She went on to say that after someone gives birth, doctors insist they must not have sex for six weeks before she starts talking about her and her husband’s sex life.
“We have a good sex life. We do,” she said. “Married people, have you found this yet? We’ve found that the best day of the week to have sex is always… tomorrow. Like, we ate today. Maybe we won’t eat tomorrow. That will be a good day. “
She continued, explaining that her husband was the best because he always had the lights on when they were going to have sex and she wanted to turn them off.
“And he was like, ‘Honey, why are you so shy? You have a beautiful body. And I said, ‘Oh my God, you’re so cute. You think I don’t want you to see me,” she said.
Schumer also discusses her husband’s autism spectrum disorder, Chris Fischer, who was once known as Asperger until it was discovered that Dr. Hans Asperger had Nazi ties. “Kanye?” she joked, before going on to say that Fischer’s diagnosis has been really positive for their family.
“We understand more about his behavior,” she said. “And it gave him a lot of tools like now if someone was in the middle of a long and boring story, he would just walk away. And when people find out that he has autism, it’s like they don’t know much about it. They were like, ‘Oh, does he like to count? Should we drop a pile of straw on the floor, and he can collect them and count them? ‘ I’m like, “Yeah, that sounds pretty fun.”