Amy Schumer’s ‘SNL’ Opening Monologue Touches on Midterm Elections, Husband’s Autism Spectrum Disorder

Amy Schumer’s ‘SNL’ Opening Monologue Touches on Midterm Elections, Husband’s Autism Spectrum Disorder

Amy Schumer‘s opening monologue on Saturday Night Live touched on abortion access, the upcoming midterm elections and her husband’s autism spectrum disorder.

The Nov. 5 episode of SNL marked Schumer’s third time hosting the comedy sketch series and comes a few days before the “midterm abortions” as the host called it during her monologue, before correcting herself to say “elections.”

Schumer said, “Sorry, but I was thinking about the consequences of voting.” People love to give advice to pregnant women, don’t you think? Prenatal yoga is a must. I remember my friend telling me this the entire time I was pregnant. It really helps with the delivery. So I signed up immediately for a C section.

She continued to say that after a woman gives birth, doctors insist that they don’t have sex for six months before she started talking about her and her husbands sex lives.

“We have a good sexlife. She agreed. “Married couples, have you ever found this? We have found that the best weekday for sex is always to…morrow. We ate today. Perhaps we won’t eat tomorrow. It’ll be a good day .”

She continued by explaining that her husband is the best, as he turns on the lights when they have sex. She wants them to turn them off.

“And he’s like: “Baby, why is your shy?” You have a beautiful body. I was like, “Oh my God, you are so cute.” She said, “You think I don’t want you to be able to see me?”

Schumer also spoke out about Chris Fischer’s autism spectrum disorder. This condition was previously called Aspergers until it became clear that Dr. Hans Asperger had Nazi ties. “Kanye?” she jokingly said, before going on saying that Fischer’s diagnosis was really good for their family.

She said, “We understand so many more about his behaviour.” “And it’s given us so many tools like, now, if somebody’s in middle of a boring story, he will just walk away. People don’t know anything about autism when they find out he has it. They say, “Oh, does he love counting?” Do we put a bunch straws on the ground so he can count them? ‘”

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