Kim Kardashian's SNL Monologue Pulled No Punchlines

The stunning transformation of Kim Kardashian has led all the way to this. The businesswoman hosted "Saturday Night Live" on October 9 and delivered what was perhaps one of the best opening monologues in recent memory. Kardashian is known for many things, and people may not have thought comedy to be one of them. She's known, for example, for her blunders and her outfits, but her "SNL" opening monologue proved once and for all that this Kardashian is more than just her looks.

According to the Daily Mail, Kardashian's debut hosting gig boosted the season's rating from a 3.5 Nielsen rating during its season premiere on October 2 to a 3.8 rating the following week. She also raised the show's overall numbers, which include both viewership and ratings, by 8.5%.

No matter why people tuned in, they did tune in, which is the only factor that actually matters. And what they got when they tuned in is one heck of a funny time that included Kardashian digging on herself, her family, O.J. Simpson, and more.

Is there anyone Kim Kardashian didn't joke about?

Kim Kardashian, who attended the 2021 Met Gala in an all-black look, including covering her entire face, stunned on the "Saturday Night Live" stage in a luscious pink look. Her "SNL" opening monologue saw the mogul dragging everyone from herself to her husband and mother through the mud. But her delivery was poised, and the jokes were hilarious (via YouTube).

Kardashian opened her monologue by declaring that she's more than just her looks, adding, "I'm so much more than that reference photo my sisters showed their plastic surgeon." She also got in a few jokes about Caitlyn Jenner (via the New York Post), saying, "I'm not running for president, we can't have three failed politicians in one family," Kardashian said, apparently referencing Jenner and Kanye West. Another one of Kardashian's funniest jokes was about her infamous sex tape. "When they asked I was like 'You want me to host? Why?' I haven't had a movie premiere in a really long time. I mean, actually, I only had that one movie come out, and no one told me it was even premiering," Kardashian joked (via CNN).

She also thanked her late father for his inspiration, noting her work on prison reform and advocacy. "It's because of him I met my first Black person. Wanna take a stab in the dark at who it was? ... O.J. does leave a mark — or several, or none at all. I still don't know," she said.