SNL cold open spoofs MSNBC’s ‘Politics Nation’ host Al Sharpton

Jeff Poor Media Reporter
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On the cold open of Saturday’s broadcast of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” Kenan Thompson impersonated of MSNBC “Politics Nation” host Al Sharpton, in a clip that also parodied Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank.

Thompson’s Sharpton fumbled his way through the show, proclaiming the tea party to be perturbed by the ‘irs,’ meaning the IRS, and previewed a clip of what was supposed to be Sen. Mitch McConnell, but wound up being Matthew McConaughey on Jimmy Fallon’s late-night show talking about eating sushi.

Also appearing was Jason Sudeikis playing Post scribe Milbank, whose first name Thompson’s Sharpton disapproved of.

THOMPSON’S SHARPTON: Dana, what is this about?
SUDEIKIS’ MILBANK: Well, once again, Republicans are taking a real problem and attaching unreal political motives to it
THOMPSON’S SHARPTON: OK, but I want to know — what is this about? You’re a man but your name is Dana.
SUDEIKIS’ MILBANK: Well Al, there are lots of men named Dana.
THOMPSON’S SHARPTON: I don’t trust them. You know what, I’m going to call you Dan-A.


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