SNL Has Field Day With Kavanaugh Hearings

Meanwhile, Kanye West goes on pro-Trump rant
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 30, 2018 8:21 AM CDT

(Newser) Saturday Night Live opened its 44th season with no shortage of material by the way of Brett Kavanaugh's hearings Thursday, Kanye West and his name change, and Pete Davidson's engagement over the summer to Ariana Grande. A lengthy cold open reimagined the Kavanaugh hearings, with Matt Damon as the blustery Supreme Court nominee and a guest appearance by Rachel Dratch. But EW notes that the rest of the Adam Driver-hosted season premiere failed to maintain that energy, calling it "lackluster." Kavanaugh was also a hot topic on Weekend Update, with Kate McKinnon appearing as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and Michael Che suggesting that the Senate GOP "just pick another dude from your Illuminati lizard meetings." West, er, Ye, meanwhile, drew jeers when he went on a pro-President Trump rant, reports the New York Post. (Read more Saturday Night Live stories.)

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