‘SNL’ slams Kardashian divorce; Kristen Wiig nails Kris Jenner
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Human suffering should never be a laughing matter, though in the case of Kim Kardashian’s 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries, well -- bless the cast of ‘Saturday Night Live’ for its take on the Kardashians’ reality-TV circus.
This weekend’s ‘SNL,’ hosted by ‘Horrible Bosses’ star Charlie Day, saw a brilliant short called ‘Kim’s Fairytale Divorce,’ a mock E! event that gathered the whole Kardashian clan to help Kim sign her freedom papers and throw Humphries some loose change in compensation.
We must note: Kristen Wiig is beyond brilliant as matriarch Kris Jenner, pointing out that Kim didn’t get married only to net ‘a reported $17 million,’ ‘she also got married for attention.’
Rounding out the sketch are spooftastic appearances from ‘Bruce Jenner,’ ‘Kourtney Kardashian,’ ‘Lamar Odom’ and a faux Khloe Kardashian -- whose real-life counterpart tweeted her approval of the bit.
‘Ha! I just saw the SNL skit they did and I could not stop laughing.... LOL,’ she wrote Monday.
Nasim Pedrad, as the divorcee-to-be, deftly paints a Kim who copes with heartache by crying, posing and indulging with her siblings in group bleaching of certain off-the-beaten-path private parts.
Enjoy the sketch below -- warning, it has some crude, late-night-style bits -- and give us your thoughts on Kim’s divorce in comments.
-- Matt Donnelly