On last night’s Saturday Night Live, comedian Pete Davidson apologized to Lt. Com. Dan Crenshaw for his jokes about the veteran’s appearance on the previous episode of the iconic program. Crenshaw made a surprise appearance on the show, accepted Davidson’s apology and cracked a few jokes of his own. It was a class move (whether it was suggested by Davidson or someone else at the show is unknown), but it was a nice moment during what was otherwise a weak, unfunny episode. Still, you can watch the full apology segment here:
Saturday Night Live kicked off a new episode last night with a cold open that spoofed The Ingraham Angle program on Fox News. Cast member Kate McKinnon portrayed Laura Ingraham and mocked the way the Fox Network has been promoting fear and xenophobia in regard to the Latin American caravan making its way towards the United States border.
You can watch the sketch below:
The long running Saturday Night Live premiered last night with its 44th season and there was plenty of material available for the ensemble’s sketches to kick things off. Of course, there was plenty of focus on the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court hearings. The cold open featured a recreation of Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee with special guest star Matt Damon portraying an exaggerated Kavanaugh to humorous effect. Various SNL cast members played the various Senators with SNL alumnus Rachel Dratch making an appearance as Senator Amy Globuchar. Aidy Bryant has a humorous bit playing sex crimes prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, and Kate McKinnon nearly stole the bit with her portrayal of Senator Lindsey Graham.
Actor Adam Driver was the host of the season premiere and the musical guest was rapper Kanye West. While his musical sets were underwhelming, West stirred controversy by refusing to take off his “Make America Great Again” hat and going off on a rant about supporting President Trump and calling for dialogue. His rambling diatribe led to audience boos, several cast members walking off the set including Adam Driver and the rest staring in shock; shaking their heads in disbelief.
If this is how the first episode of the season kicks off, it should be a kinetic, tantalizing program this year for the often lambasted show.