With much of HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” written in a freestyle improvisational style, Larry David may be more comfortable working off the cuff than some of the cast-members. It also means he’s more likely to stray from the cue cards and pursue an angle that is funnier. Even better, he's paired with Miley Cyrus as musical guest, and with her own comedy background it was inevitable she'd probably appear throughout the episode as well, doubling the funny potential.
David gained on-screen prominence with "SNL" for his recurring portrayal of then-candidate Bernie Sanders throughout the 2016 presidential campaign season before finally hosting for the first time in February. With “Curb” back on television, David found a reason to return, and the bar was set pretty high for entertainment after a few weeks off and plenty of headlines to spoof.
As usual, we’re ranking all the sketches from worst to first, including the Cold Open and the regular “Weekend Update” segments. We’ll skip the musical guests, because they’re not usually funny -- unless Ashlee Simpson shows up. We wrap up with a look at the cast-member who had the strongest week. Also, in these early episodes, we’d like to see if the new kids are getting any screen time. “SNL” recently added Heidi Gardner, Luke Null, and Chris Redd as featured players.
White House Press Briefing
The writers can’t seem to figure out how to make Sarah Huckabee Sanders funny, so instead they let Aidy Bryant, who portrays her, take the lead with her own style. Bryant has brought us some inspired musical pieces, but this combative press conference of nonsensical statements interspersed with Sanders singing Demi Lovato’s “Confident” just never really came together as clever or funny. She is able to say such ridiculous things because of confidence? Not sure this sketch was ready to come out of the writers room just yet.>
Source : http://toofab.com/2017/11/05/snl-larry-david-sketches-ranked-from-worst-to-first-as-miley-cyrus-and-alec-baldwin-return/