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Even if you're not a fan of physical comedy - and I'm usually not - the brilliant Melissa McCarthy makes it hilarious and sophisticated. She began her latest SNL hosting gig by entering on sky-high, red-sequined platform heels, stumbling her way on stage in a routine that was also a goof on the absurdity of actress' shoes today. The highlight of the night was the ham dance, as a woman determined to win a prize for her baked ham at a fair. Her character worked up a dance routine that was silly, hilarious and sly, with an echo of Madonna's "Vogue" as she pranced around with two male dancers dressed as pigs --  Taran Killam and Bobby Moynihan in pink onesies and pig's ears, looking more like  giant bunnies – and occasionally said "Ham!"  It was a laugh-out-loud routine that evoked the best of Lucille Ball or Carol Burnett. Unfortunately, »


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