One of the better sketches from last night’s Saturday Night Live featured their star player Kate McKinnon playing completely delusional #MAGA apologist Kellyane Conway as the murderous clown demon Pennywise from It. Kellyanne actually didn’t need any more makeup or allusions to horror movies to make her more terrifying but this was pretty much spot-on.
You could sort of see her staging a press conference from a sewer due to a nuclear war with North Korea and explaining it away as “President Trump wanted me to demonstrate how this country’s infrastructure is crumbling because of Obama, and I’m in this sewer to highlight all of the damage that POTUS is trying to fix.” Eventually, “Kellywise” manages to bite Anderson Cooper’s arm off and drag him down with her. Honestly, because of the way that things have been going, that doesn’t seem very far-fetched.
There’s very few things that could make me appreciate the wig-patting simper of Jimmy Fallon. This isn’t one of those things. Fortunately, Seth Meyers passes muster, and he offset his former co-worker’s presence last night on Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson hosted the Saturday Night Live season finale last night and announced he was running for president, as he threatened in GQ. He also brought out America’s Dad Tom Hanks and announced him as his running mate. I’m on board.
Right now, I’d stump for a facecloth, or a teacup poodle or an impacted molar for POTUS at this point. Literally, ANYTHING would be better than the “berzerker child” option with which America went. Check out The Rock’s monologue, below.
SNL also revisited their post-election cold open. This time, instead of Kate McKinnon covering Hillary Clinton covering Leonard Cohen, it was Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump and the rest of the cast as his administration and family (with a surprise cameo from Scarlett Johansson as Ivanka “Complicit” Trump). Here it is:
Wait, SNL’s done for the season? Where am I going to get my news? Will Anderson Cooper keep insulting the president’s lackeys on CNN? Can we get confirmation on that? That could be my sole news source now if he keeps being a shady lady to stupids.
Katy Perry is finally experiencing a senior slump (she managed to make it past sophomore and junior), and her latest singles aren’t capturing the world’s imagination like she’s come to expect. Hillary Clinton couldn’t guarantee sales and neither could that bizarro video which only a cannibal cop could love.
So, she’s using the past to push the third song from her upcoming record, Witness, HARD. And by HARD, I mean she’s doing everything but calling the song “Taylor Swift Is An Evil, Fake-Ass Bitch Bully And We’re Still Fighting.” E! tells us that Katy went on The Tonight Show to promote her song Swish Swish, and Jimmy Fallon made sure to go with the one giant talking point her publicist gave him:
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The carousel of destruction that is our American political system under the Trump regime seems to spin faster and faster with each passing day.
This week, Donald Trump fired his FBI director who, coincidentally, was currently heading up an investigation into his ties to Mother Russia. In an effort to assure us that we’re not crazy and everything is definitely in a state of WTF, Melissa McCarthy and Alec Baldwin reprised their press secretary Sean Spicer and president Donald Trump impressions on Saturday Night Live last night. At least we’ll have something to laugh about as everything crumbles around us, right?
Melissa McCarthy is hosting Saturday Night Live for the fifth time tomorrow night, and it looks like she’s bringing her too-perfect impression of White House hide-and-seek enthusiast Sean Spicer. Melissa as Spicey was seen rolling down 59th Street in NYC earlier today on a motorized press podium. I can’t believe nobody tried to hop on the back of that thing and ask how much it would cost to go to LaGuardia.
— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sifill_LDF) May 12, 2017
That’s a surprising amount of road rage coming from Spicey (I expected much more, to be honest). He definitely seems like the type who would steer with his knees just so he could keep one hand free to flip off drivers and the other hand for shoving gum in his mouth.
NBC News doesn’t know what Melissa was doing out there on the street, but they made the obvious assumption it’s probably for a sketch. I wonder if when they were done, Melissa decided to have a couple laughs by staying in costume as Sean Spicer and taking the shoutmobile down to Trump Tower to freak out Melania Trump. No, that would almost be too mean. Melania would lose it if she saw a member of the White House staff cruising up to her penthouse. “Oh nooooo, don’t tell me they’re moving the White House to New York. Shit shit shit. Maybe if I lock the door and duck behind the couch, they won’t think I’m home.”