Steve Carell; Ella Mai
Saturday Night Live Season 44

29%

TOMATOMETER

Critic Ratings: 14
Critics Consensus

Despite the happy absence of Alec Baldwin's Trump, it's another tired episode of SNL with Steve Carell in autopilot.

Episode Info

Steve Carell hosts; and Ella Mai performs.

Cast

Critic Reviews for Steve Carell; Ella Mai

Steve Carell, a skilled comedian in his own right who did exceptional work for years on The Daily Show before becoming a movie star, was largely wasted.

Nov 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Put Gardner in more things, SNL. Frankly, that's the biggest takeaway from this weekend's SNL - the show doing more to feature its in-house talent.

Nov 19, 2018 | Full Review…

For an episode featuring a seasoned comedy star and sketch comedian, this felt like a bit of a disappointment, especially for the Thanksgiving episode.

Nov 19, 2018 | Full Review…

This may be the worst "Update" of the season and that is saying something.

Nov 19, 2018 | Full Review…

I'm glad we're getting less of Alec Baldwin's POTUS this season, but now would be great time to see the writers find a new way to open the show besides mocking the 24-hour news media.

Nov 19, 2018 | Full Review…

"THERE'S A CAT WITH NO FACE FLOATING AROUND" is a sentiment that only a pro like Carell could pull off.

Nov 19, 2018 | Full Review…

I'm not saying the episode underperformed because of Carell, but he was definitely one of the handful of factors that made it more disappointing than it should have been.

Nov 19, 2018 | Rating: 6.5 | Full Review…

The show's reliance on famous actors and comedians has morphed from an occasional treat into an annoying crutch, an admission that its regular cast isn't good or well-known enough to play the likes of Kavanaugh and Mueller.

Nov 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Throughout Saturday's show, the presumably exhausted writers relied on throwbacks and old reliable tactics. (At times they swerved lazily into the tone-deaf.)

Nov 19, 2018 | Full Review…

A fitting end to dare I say a lazy episode.

Nov 19, 2018 | Full Review…

It's always nice to see a week of SNL without game shows or talk shows...

Nov 19, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The night felt like something of a letdown as very few of the sketches thrown his way proved to be winners, often relegating Carell to play various incarnations of Weird Dad.

Nov 19, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…