“Saturday Night Live”

; also included a special tribute to the late Eddie Van Halen from the show’s musical guest, Jack White.


Thursday’s rival town halls provided the perfect inspiration for the cold opening of “Saturday Night Live.”

The sketch show started the weekend’s program of “tilting” back and forth between ABC City Hall with the mood of a “poorly attended college lecture” hosted by Mikey Day’s George Stephanopoulos with the return of Jim Carrey’s former vice president Joe Biden Day called a “future spokesman for oatmeal . ”

But as in real life, the suspense began when “SNL” turned over to Kate McKinnon as “surprisingly bad ass” Savannah Guthrie or “Serengeti” as Alec Baldwin’s President Donald Trump called her.

“If you were angry at NBC for doing this town hall, let me get a few questions in and I think you will thank me,” McKinnon’s Guthrie said.

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“I want to start by tearing up a new one,” she said, before asking about white supremacy and criticizing his Twitter habits: “You’re not just anyone’s evil uncle.”

It became too much for Maya Rudolf’s Kamala Harris when an avid Black Trump supporter, who was shown over the shoulder, continued to nod enthusiastically and at one point got out of his seat and started dancing.

Rudolph’s Harris said, “Someone has to ask: what the hell is going on with that woman out there? Because I only nod so much when a waiter asks if I should have mimosas at brunch.” She felt it was some “Jordan Peele nonsense.”

Meanwhile, Carrey’s Biden reassured a small audience as he put on a cardigan and sang, “Won’t you be my neighbor?” And later, Carrey’s Biden adopted a Bob Ross persona with a brush and everything else.

Over on NBC it was “WrestleMania” where McKinnon’s Guthrie hit Baldwin’s Trump with a folding chair.

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