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Friday, October 20, 2017
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SNL Cold open

SNL Cold Open: How Would Trump Handle An Actual Alien Invasion?

An aggressive species from the planet Zorblat Nine, armed with invisible ships and advanced weapons, has already taken over most of the country — and as Trump (Alec Baldwin) addresses a ragtag remnant of American soldiers, his shortcomings swiftly become all too obvious. Informed by an Army officer that the aliens have vaporized the state of California already, he brightens: “Does that mean I won the popular vote?”

March 12, 2017
Kenan Thompson and Chance The Rapper in Jingle Barack

#EndorseThis: SNL’s Proud, Poignant Rap Tribute ‘Jingle Barack’

“Been drinking eggnog like I don’t care, I’m gonna hurt myself before we lose Obamacare,” raps Chance in this takeoff on the Run-DMC classic Christmas in Hollis (Queens). And when Santa Claus appears in a #MAGA cap, paterfamilias Darryl McDaniel of the original Run-DMC sternly warns: “Never trust a white dude wearing no red hat.”

December 19, 2016

Late Night Roundup: Putin Us On At The U.N.

Larry Wilmore looked at the sheer tension between President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the United Nations this week.

September 30, 2015