Saturday Night Live returned for its forty-fourth season tonight, kicking off with a devastating cold open in which world-famous actor Matt Damon brutally mocked President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh for his mewling, disgraceful performance in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee this week.
The skit begins with a faux FOX News anchor, who declared “Let’s go live to the Senate hearing room, where two of the oldest white people I’ve ever seen are about to run a circus!” before the scene switched to the hearing room — and what a circus it was indeed.
“I’m going to start at an 11. I’m going to take it to about a 15 real quick” opened up Damon, and it was off the rails from there.
Damon’s caricature portrays Kavanaugh as a barely restrained frat-boy, firing off quips like “I’m a keg half-full kinda guy!” He hit all the memorable moments from the hearing in humorous fashion, like the calendars, and his ode to his love of beer, and his confrontation with Senator Klobuchar.
The jokes are very funny, but the eerie likeness to the real world events of just a few days ago really hits home what a horrendous farce the entire hearing really was.
Watch it here: