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Watch Amy Schumer’s Very First, Very Funny SNL Monologue

SNL’s celebrity guests get a tad too much flak, but they do have an unfortunate habit of opening the show with hit-or-miss musical numbers and prankish, referential bits. One of the pleasures of an actual comedian hosting is the opportunity to see some good, old-fashioned stand up, and Amy Schumer’s nine-minute opening monologue didn’t disappoint.

The set marked Schumer’s SNL debut, and her usual mix of self-deprecation and social commentary peaked with a sharp skewering of the notion that it’s an “exciting time” for women in Hollywood. Other subjects include the Kardashians, baby baldness, and the surprisingly thin line between talking to Bradley Cooper and dating Bradley Cooper.