Jan 26, 2020

"SNL": Adam Driver's Epstein meets Jon Lovitz's Dershowitz in hell

Former "SNL" cast member Jon Lovitz and show regular Kate McKinnon. Photo: NBC screenshot

The first "Saturday Night Live" of the new year took us straight to hell, as former "SNL" star Jon Lovitz returned to the show as Trump impeachment attorney Alan Dershowitz in the cold open.

The big picture: "SNL" reimagined the senate trial, where Beck Bennett took on the role of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who dismissed the proceedings as a "sham."

  • Lovitz's Dershowitz mentioned previous clients such as Jeffrey Epstein and OJ Simpson before he had a heart attack and found himself temporarily in hell, where he was embraced by a "big fan," the devil (Kate McKinnon), and met up with familiar faces including Epstein, played by guest host and Oscar nominee Adam Driver.

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"SNL": Baldwin back as Trump for impeachment trial "you wish happened"

Alec Baldwin as President Trump in the latest "Saturday Night Live" cold open. Photo: Will Heath/NBC

After the Senate voted not to call witnesses in President Trump's impeachment trial, the "Saturday Night Live" cold open gave us the proceedings "you wish had happened."

Highlights: In the show's reimagination of the Senate trial, TV Judge Greg Mathis, played by Kenan Thompson, pushes aside Mikey Day's Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts to preside over matters because "this court needs a real judge who got some big brass ones under his skirt."

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"SNL": Jason Sudeikis and Larry David return to skewer Democratic debate

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The latest "Saturday Night Live" cold open saw several guest stars return to parody Friday's Democratic debate in New Hampshire and the Iowa caucus app problems.

Details: The "SNL" debate saw Larry David's Sen. Bernie Sanders take on Jason Sudeikis' Joe Biden, Rachel Dratch's Sen. Amy Klobuchar and regular cast members. David's Sanders said he had an idea for the app "mess": "It's called no apps."

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Prosecutor: Prince Andrew has given zero cooperation on Epstein probe

Prince Andrew. Photo: Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Britain's Prince Andrew has so far provided federal prosecutors and the FBI "zero cooperation" in interviews regarding Jeffrey Epstein, prosecutor Geoffrey Berman said at a news conference Monday.

Why it matters: After stepping away from his royal duties in November, the prince said he was willing to help law enforcement investigations into Epstein and possible co-conspirators.

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