Maybe it is somewhat-uncool to discuss a “Saturday Night Live” cameo before it happens, but the reality is that the news of Hillary Clinton’s appearance this weekend was out there long before we jumped aboard the story. It’s just a hard thing to ignore given the deep ties between this show and politics.
As first reported by the New York Times, the Democratic Presidential candidate is going to appear in the cold-open sketch on Saturday, and will play opposite Kate McKinnon, the cast member at present tasked with playing her for the show. (This is a role previously held by Amy Poehler.) It should stun no one at all that “SNL” is opening with politics, given that they typically do, and they have yet to really weigh in on Donald Trump. As previously reported, longtime cast member Taran Killam is going to be the businessman, fulfilling a role previously occupied by current announced / part-time Colonel Sanders Darrell Hammond.
The news of Clinton’s cameo was revealed thanks to her rescheduling a speech for the Human Rights Campaign so that she could do both it and the “SNL” premiere, which is believed by Many Who Spend Too Much Time Studying Politics to be a way to boost or “lighten up” your image during election season. To us, this only works if you’re funny. Everyone else better watch out.
This premiere episode will be hosted by Miley Cyrus, who we predict will not appear in the cold open at all. The majority of the hosts stay quiet until the monologue, and we have no idea just who from the political realm she would take on.
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