Given the propensity of the “SNL” writing staff to use the cold open sketch to lampoon the political happenings of the week, there was really just only one realistic choice for that treatment this week: Donald Trump’s congressional impeachment hearings. And boy was this one quite a doozy.The sketch took the hearings and, uh, very loosely adapted them into a “Days of Our Lives” parody, dubbed “Days of Our Impeachment.” The opening title crawl for the parody declared that the show was doing this for the sake of those in the media who were dragged this week for having complained that the hearings “lacked pizzazz” or whatever.The cold open brought out what felt like the entire “SNL” cast, with a bonus in the form of Jon Hamm making a surprise appearance as ambassador Bill Taylor.Also Read: 'SNL': Kate McKinnon's Elizabeth Warren Explains Her Health Care Plan, Dunks Hard on Beto and Biden (Video)But seriously, this sketch had a shockingly large group of performers involved. We had Alex Moffat as House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff, Cecily Strong as ousted Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, Kate McKinnon as Rudy Giuliani, Beck Bennett as Sen. Mitch McConnell, Kyle Mooney as Ambassador Gordon Sondland, Melissa Villasenor as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Heidi Gardner as a random woman who stood in the background making shocked exclamations whenever something surprising happened.pic.twitter.com/4I8iukgpMz— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) November 17, 2019And for good measure, we had Pete Davidson as former Stormy Daniels Michael Avenatti, who showed up to try to remind everyone of Trump’s affairs, and Kenan Thompson as Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett, who showed up to try to defend himself after he was suspended by the NFL for the season this week for hitting an opposing player with his helmet.To give you an idea of how the sketch went, I’ll describe the part where Villasenor came on stage as AOC.“I didn’t expect to see you here,” Hamm’s Bill Taylor said flirtatiously.“And I didn’t expect you to be such a low-key daddy,” AOC replied. Then the two of them made out.No Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump this week, but obviously Trump’s tweets about the hearing did come up. “SNL” mocked the whole furor over the tweets, which were widely interpreted on social media as witness intimidation.Read original story ‘SNL': Jon Hamm Is Bill Taylor in ‘Days of Our Lives’ Parody of Impeachment Hearings (Video) At TheWrap
"Saturday Night Live" kicked off its Nov. 16 episode with a take on the biggest news story of the previous week (and foreseeable future): the impeachment hearings. But another big story of the week, especially in Hollywood, was how NBC's last remaining daytime drama, "Days of our Lives," had let its actors out of their […]
Kristen Stewart's previous Saturday Night Live hosting stint is best remembered for an accidental F-bomb — but it was also a great episode. The inadvertent cussing came during one of the better monologues in recent years, in which the Twilight star called out President Trump for a series of tweets about her former romance with […]
The "Aquaman" star's appearance caused the crowd to cheer and guest host Chance the Rapper to crack up.
Slate said she was fired from "Saturday Night Live," after a single season in 2010, because she was bad at her job.
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The star-studded sketch, which included Emmy-winning actor Billy Porter, satirized the LGBTQ town hall hosted by CNN earlier this week.
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The second episode of "Saturday Night Live" opened with another impeachment related sketch, this time taking place in the office of Vice President Mike Pence. Pence (played by Beck Bennett) gathered Rudy Giuliani (Kate McKinnon) and Attorney General William Barr (Aidy Bryant) for a crisis meeting to decide how they're going to deal with the […]
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For “Saturday Night Live” fans who tuned in to the show’s 45th season premiere last night, there was one lingering question after the cameras turned off: where was Pete Davidson?Davidson had taken a leave of absence from “SNL” last season after posting a troubling Instagram post in which he confessed that he didn’t “want to be on this earth anymore.” Fortunately, Davidson was missing last night for a much better reason: he was in Atlanta working with James Gunn on the upcoming sequel to “Suicide Squad.”View this post on Instagram Some of TheSuicideSquad (and Pom). Many of us are doing weird things in this photo. After a screening of Joker (thanks @wbpictures!)A post shared by James Gunn (@jamesgunn) on Sep 28, 2019 at 5:30pm PDTOn Saturday, Gunn posted a picture on Instagram with Davidson and several other members of the cast of “The Suicide Squad,” including Margot Robbie, Nathan Fillion and Jai Courtney. The photo was taken following a screening of “Joker,” which hits theaters this Friday.Davidson’s role in “The Suicide Squad” is being kept secret for now, but he will be appearing in a loaded cast that includes Gunn’s fellow Marvel Cinematic Universe alums Michael Rooker and Taika Waititi, as well as John Cena, Idris Elba and Viola Davis. The film is set for release on Aug. 6, 2021.Along with this DC movie, Davidson is also set to star in an animated adaptation of the newspaper comic “Marmaduke” lending his voice to the famous dog, as well as in the 2020 dramedy “Staten Island,” which he co-wrote with Judd Apatow.Read original story Here’s Why Pete Davidson Wasn’t on the ‘SNL’ Premiere At TheWrap
“It’s the greatest presidential harassment of all time,” Baldwin as Trump complains. “I should know, I’m like the president of harassment.”
They certainly were "live from New York." Aidy Bryant couldn't help but break after an "SNL" sketch didn't exactly go smoothly as one would hope.
Presidential candidate Andrew Yang told the co-hosts of "The View" that fired "SNL" cast member Shane Gillis shouldn't have been let go from the long-running comedy show.
The "Saturday Night Live" alum is the latest to comment following the show's decision to fire Shane Gillis for racist and homophobic comments.