Judd Apatow says the sketch where the Emmy-winning actress licking and riding a horse balloon made him laugh harder than anything in years, while Christina Applegate calls her a 'pure bliss.'
Melissa McCarthy keeps wowing Hollywood with her comedic talent. A few weeks after winning Emmy Award for Lead Actress in Comedy, she successfully brought laughs in her first hosting gig on "Saturday Night Live" on October 2 with some fellow celebrities praising her performance.
Judd Apatow, who produced her film "Bridesmaids", tweeted, "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." He referenced to the sketch in which the "Mike & Molly" star sexually harasses her co-worker (played by Jason Sudeikis) by riding and licking a horse balloon she says he gave to her.
"Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig was also tuning in the "SNL" episode last weekend, commenting, "Huge congrats to Melissa McCarthy for destroying on SNL last night. So glad I was there. Wiig and McCarthy together again = comedy heaven." Another filmmaker who was enjoying McCarthy's jokes was Jon Favreau who wrote, "Now that's how you host SNL."
Fellow actress Christina Applegate gushed, "Melissa McCarthy was pure bliss hosting SNL last night. Way to go lady!!" while "Glee" actor Cheyenne Jackson who was among the audience shared, "At SNL watching Melissa McCarthy chug ranch dressing. Girl has no fear, and is such a sweetheart."
Samantha Ronson took to Twitter to say, "Melissa McCarthy is killing it on SNL. Maybe the best host I've seen?!?! Amazing!" and "Raising Hope" actress Shannon Woodward admitted, "I'm getting a six pack watching Melissa McCarthy on SNL. Incredible. I can't breathe."
Lady Antebellum who were tapped as musical guest that night chimed in, "@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," while Award-winning comic book writer Brian Bendis tweeted, "is there an snl host who dove in head first harder and threw away the cue cards more brazenly than Melissa mccarthy?"
McCarthy opened "SNL" by warning her two children to go to sleep because "mama's about to get pretty inappropriate". She then brought along her "Bridesmaids" co-star Kristen Wiig to break into a song and dance routine. She additionally appeared as Linda, one of three Hidden Valley Ranch taste testers, and sabotaged fellow tester Sue (played by Abby Elliott) before pouring an entire bottle of Ranch dressing on herself.
Melissa McCarthy's opening monologue: