Miley Cyrus has been hit with a string of not-so flattering press lately but by the looks of her stellar hosting skills on Saturday Night Live, she’s not phased one bit. Cyrus sailed through her sketches like a professional, even managing to perfectly portray Justin Bieber.
Miley Cyrus is funny. If you had any doubts, just check out the clips from her stellar hosting skills on this week’s Saturday Night Live. Choosing Cyrus as a host based on the latest headlines in regards to her relationship with father Billy Ray Cyrus could have gone either way but the teen proved she can brush it off with the best of them.
Miley Cyrus played up her Disney roots with sketches like “Disney Channel Acting School” where she and fellow teacher Raven-Symone (Kenan Thompson) taught kids the fine art of speaking louder than your costar. Okay, it was more like laughing at her roots than playing them up.
It was the staple Saturday Night Live sketch, The Miley Cyrus Show, that really got the laughs though. Vanessa Bayer has been perfectly imitating Cyrus’ twang and speech patterns with phrases like, “Pretty cool,” with Jason Sudeikis at her side as Billy Ray for a while now. So, where did the real Miley Cyrus fit into the sketch? As teen phenom Justin Bieber of course!
We had to wait until the end of the show to see the sketch but it was so worth the wait to see Miley Cyrus morph into Justin Bieber. She played up Justin Bieber with winks and finger points that were so funny it made us think, “Justin Bieber really does do that!” She, we mean he, even brought along a Justin Bieber swagger coach. When Vanessa Bayer referenced Cyrus’ famous salvia scandal, the response was, well, let’s just say, pretty cool. Cyrus looked dead at the camera, as Justin Bieber of course, and said, “There’s no reason why you wouldn’t [smoke salvia], because it’s totally legal!”
Check out Miley Cyrus on Saturday Night Live.