'SNL': Matt Damon Plays Beer-Shotgunning, Bro-y Brett Kavanaugh in Cold Open


Saturday Night Live tackled Supreme Court hopeful Brett Kavanaugh’s contentious listening to in its season 44 premiere on Saturday (Sept. 29), with Matt Damon making a visitor look because the SCOTUS nominee. Cast members Cecily Strong and Alex Moffat additionally appeared as senators Dianne Feinstein and Chuck Grassley, respectively, whereas Rachel Dratch made a cameo as Senator Amy Klobuchar.

“I’m a keg is half-filled form of man,” Damon’s Kavanaugh stated throughout the sketch, alluding to how usually Kavanaugh talked about beer in his listening to on Thursday. Beer got here up many occasions within the sketch as Damon exuded offended vitality all through the chilly open. He additionally referenced Kavanaugh’s “lovely, creepy calendars” steadily as a technique to keep away from the questions.

A cardboard cutout of Alyssa Milano, who attended the listening to as a visitor of Feinstein and sat behind Kavanaugh, additionally made an look. After this aired, Milano herself tweeted a screenshot of the cardboard's look with the hashtag #SNL.

Strong’s Feinstein tried to ask Damon’s Kavanaugh about an FBI investigation, a query that Kavanaugh repeatedly averted on Thursday, and was met by persistent evasion.

Cast member Aidy Bryant then appeared as lawyer Rachel Mitchell, who was known as the “feminine assistant,” “stewardess” and “Ms. Frizzle” throughout the sketch. “I’m right here largely for Twitter,” she stated.

Dratch's Sen. Amy Klobuchar questioned Kavanaugh about his ingesting habits throughout the listening to. “I used to be the proudest, drunkest virgin you’ve ever seen,” Damon’s Kavanaugh stated in protection of himself. 

Kate McKinnon appeared as Senator Lindsey Graham, declaring: “This is hell.”

After delivering a speech like Graham's impassioned monologue on the Senate ground, she added, "This is my audition for Mr. Trump's cupboard and in addition for a regional manufacturing of The Crucible."

“I went to Yale!” Damon’s Kavanuagh shouted, changing into emotional after Strong’s Feinstein requested if he has the best temperament to be on the U.S. Supreme Court. He then shotgunned a can of water earlier than delivering season 44’s first “stay from New York” line.