'Saturday Night Live' does not hold back when it comes to making fun of political figures regardless of their political party. This remains true as ['SNL' properly roasted the most recent democratic debate.] (https://youtu.be/142DfJ4Ch1U)
Aside from its hilariously accurate roasts, another perk of these debate cold opens is that it allows for some of 'SNL's greatest stars to share the stage all at once both from the current cast and years past. Heidi Gardner was the first to speak as moderator Heidi Gardner.
She kicked off the show with the iconic one-liner, "Just like ‘The Bachelor,’ the further we go, the less diverse it gets."
Each candidate then introduced themselves with a witty self-roast.
First up was Kate McKinnon as Elizabeth Warren. In her introduction, she claimed, "PBS is my safe word. Last time I was up here I gave you policy TMI but now I'm ready to walk it back."
Next up was Andrew Yang played by Bowen Yang who expressed his disappointment about being the only diverse candidate.
Yang also put on a VR headset and joked that it was the only reality he's the front runner.
Next up was Mayor Pete Buttigieg played by Colin Jost who warned his opponents he'd be in attack mode "if that was ok with everyone."
Amy Klobuchar was played by 'SNL' alumn Rachel Dracht who was greeted with a smattering round of applause. She confidently stated, "The bang is glued, girlfriend, and tonight my voice will be as solid as my carefully rehearsed mom jokes."
Larry David also returned as Bernie Sanders who humorously barked, “I’m white — can’t help it. Let’s move on.” David had a couple of great Bernie quips in this sketch, later on, joking, “Look at me, are you really surprised that my main concern is the temperature? At my house, I have a Sharpie on the thermostat so I know if you move it.”
Jason Sudeikis also graced the stage as Joe Biden. "Notice anything different about me?” Sudeikis’ Biden said. “Grandpa Joe got the glow up. I was ‘Irishmaned’: younger, yep; taller, sure; better, eh.”
Fred Armisen made a surprise appearance crashing the debate as Mayor Mike Bloomberg in what he described as a "classic billionaire switcheroo." "For $30 million, PBS is now owned by viewers like me," Bloomberg (Armisen) said. "Look, I even got a tote bag."
They poked fun at Warren and Buttigieg's cave fundraiser debate joking that Buttigieg is the only non-billionaire due to what he makes as mayor and allowance from his parents.
Other cameos included Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump, Cecily Strong as Tulsi Gabbard and Maya Rudolph as Kamala Harris.