The hilarious opening skit noticed the return of actor Woody Harrelson — who hosted the season premiere — in a hilarious rendition of Joe Biden!
Saturday Night Live couldn’t resist having enjoyable with CNN’s LGBTQ Town Hall, they usually didn’t disappoint! The hilarious skit noticed Alex Moffat tackle the function of longtime CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, impressed by final Thursday nights telecast. Emmy-winning actor Billy Porter was reverse to Moffat’s Cooper, performing because the the city corridor’s ultra-fabulous announcer in a glittery pair of sun shades, a brocade red-and-black velvet blazer (giving us severe Hugh Hefner vibes) and a multi-colored necktie.
“He may live in the projects, but ladies, he ain’t no project. It’s Cory Booker!” Porter enthusiastically introduced SNL actor Chris Redd, who confidently knowledgeable the viewers that he’s well-versed in issues dealing with the LGBTQ neighborhood. “My girlfriend [Rosario Dawson] was in Rent, so I get it,” he defined.
After working by means of a prolonged checklist of candidates, Porter welcomed former HUD Secretary Julián Castro, performed brilliantly by Lin-Manuel Miranda. “From the house of urban deliciousness,” Porter mentioned, as Miranda took the stage. Before Lin-Manuel may get to talking, a faux Castro had an pressing query within the viewers concerning the forged of Queer Eye. After apologizing for not being homosexual, he added that he desires “to go rock climbing with Karamo!” earlier than evaluating himself to former President Barack Obama. “Look, I’m young, I’m diverse. I’m the Latino Obama,” he mentioned.
The actual profitable second of the skit got here, nonetheless, with a shock look from actor Woody Harrelson, who has hosted the present 4 occasions — together with this years’ premiere. Woody portrayed former Vice President Joe Biden, who appeared to battle with getting the phrases round LGBTQ phrases proper. “Whether you’re gay, lesby, trans-genital or queer, you’re okay with Joe,” Harrelson-as-Biden mentioned the viewers, at one level, even smooching Alex’s Anderson!