The first Saturday Night Live episode of the new year aired over the weekend, with host Jim Carrey kicking up the comedy in an otherwise uneven season. Carrey, a sketch comedy vet from his In Living Color days, brought the funny to a parody of acclaimed Natalie Portman film Black Swan with ludicrous dancing that took the melodramatic Oscar contender down a few "barres:"  I thought it was the best part of the show that night.

You can watch Carrey's full episode on Hulu.com.  Do you think Jim Carrey's skit was awesome or a dud.  Scroll down and comment on this post!