‘Saturday Night Live’ Impeachment Cold Open Goes To Hell With Adam Driver, Jon Lovitz Cameos
Saturday Night Live returned this weekend after a lengthy hiatus, just in time to take on President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.
For SNL‘s version of the historic Capitol Hill proceedings, Cecily Strong played GOP Sen. Susan Collins alongside Beck Bennett’s spot-on portrayal of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
The sketch kicked off with Strong complaining about the case brought by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the lead House manager.
“I was upset that Adam Schiff said Republicans are afraid of standing up to the president,” said Strong. She then insisted: “If Trump tried to intimidate Susan Collins, I’d walk right up to him and say…” before her voice trailed off and she buried her head in her chest. Bennett called the trial a “sham.”
“Republicans are simply requesting a fair trial, no witnesses, no evidence” Bennett said to laughter.
SNL alum Jon Lovitz returned to Studio 8H as Trump attorney Alan Dershowitz, who crowed about his previous clients Jeffrey Epstein and O.J. Simpson.
“I would not mention your previous clients in connection with the president, it’s not a great look,” Strong advised him.
Moments later, Lovitz was transported to hell, where Lucifer aka Kate McKinnon welcomed him with open arms and a song.
As Lovitz took in the surroundings, he was joined by his old friend and late client Epstein played by Marriage Story and Star Wars actor Adam Driver, who served as this weekend’s host.
There were several other familiar faces in hell, including Flo from the Progressive commercials, who was there after making a “deal with the devil.” Mr. Peanut was in hell too for taking children out with peanut allergies.
As mentioned earlier Oscar nominee Adam Driver is this week’s host and Halsey is musical guest.
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