“Saturday Night Live” welcomed an unexpected guest as part of the comedy show's cold open this weekend.
Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley appeared as part of a CNN town hall broadcast in South Carolina. He appears as a “concerned citizen” in the audience who questions former President Donald Trump (played by James Austin Johnson).
After town hall hosts Kenan Thompson played Charles Barkley and Bungie Johnson played Gayle King, former South Carolina governor Johnson-as-Trump raged at him about why he wouldn't debate him, his legal fees and the primary race. .
When Johnson joked that Trump was going to beat him in his home state, Haley pointed out to him whether he won his home state of New York in the 2020 presidential election.
“I won Staten Island and the part of Long Island where the fist fight takes place,” he replied.
The host of the night is the “Bear” star and recent Emmy winner Alas, Edebiri, then appeared in the town hall audience, and Haley was asked a question. He asked what Haley would say about the presidential candidate's memo as “the main cause of the civil war.” Controversial views At the end of last year.
“You think it starts with 'S' and ends with 'Lavery'?” Edebiri asked.
“Yeah, I probably said that the first time,” Haley replied.
At the end of the skit, Haley is the one who says, “Live from New York, it's Saturday night!” As usual at the beginning of the long-running NBC series.
It will be Edebiri's hosting debut, and Jennifer Lopez will return to “SNL” as the musical guest. The last time Lopez was a musical guest was in 2000. He hosted three times in 2001, 2010 and 2019.