A divisive force … audiences tend to find Zooey Deschanel either entirely adorable or intensely annoying.

Zooey Deschanel.

Comedy, 10.30pm

With thunderous applause, Zooey Deschanel stumbles towards the SNL audience like a new-born colt finding its legs. I wondered whether she would shed her New Girl persona here - then she pulled out a ukulele. Fortunately her skit as a right-wing mum makes up for it. Other performers include Jason Sudeikis, who does a funny impersonation of Mitt Romney, and Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids) as Madonna. Reliably good fun.