At the top of the show, the actress performed an audience question-and-answer style monologue after making a joke about not being comfortable talking about herself. She then proceeded to ask her audience members personal questions about their own lives. SNL castmember Pete Davidson, who has made sparse appearances this season, also showed up during the monologue and said he would answer anything because he “puts it all out there.”
Stewart appeared in a World War II-themed sketch about Rosie the Riveter, which also featured castmembers Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant as women workers who heckled the men fighting the war. In the sketch, the women made vulgar references about how they would kill Adolf Hitler.
In a digital short, Stewart played an adult who didn’t know how to talk to children. It was a commercial parody for a version of the language app Duolingo that teaches adults how to communicate with kids.
Playing the wife of a Beck Bennett character, Stewart also appeared in a sketch about a luxury home paint brand in which Bryant kept mispronouncing the word “color” and exaggerating how fancy the paint is.
A musical parody featured Stewart in a pop-punk band about office workers lamenting corporate culture while actively immersed in it.
The “Weekend Update” segment tackled the recent news of President Donald Trump changing his residency from New York to Florida; Beto O’Rourke dropping out of the Democratic presidential race; the California fires; Elizabeth Warren’s Medicare for all plan; Harvey Weinstein; and Jeffrey Epstein.
A sketch about a jury’s deliberations dealt with racial bias in the criminal justice system. Stewart played the foreman, whose stomach kept growling, but then the joke became that all of the white people on the jury’s stomachs were making sounds that eventually sounded like the melody to “Pony” by Ginuwine.
Stewart also played a pansexual woman trying to hit on a couple played by Kenan Thompson and Ego Nwodim.
The final sketch featured Stewart and Bennett playing an overtly sexual older couple on a star-gazing trip.
Coldplay was the musical guest.