(WATCH) Ben Stiller Portrays Michael Cohen On SNL’s Depiction of the Cohen Hearing
The Trump presidency has certainly provided the writers of Saturday Night Live plenty to work with, but the Michael Cohen hearings may have been the unexpected comedic goldmine they weren’t expecting to stumble upon.
In what may have been the biggest congressional hearing since Bill Clinton’s impeachment, SNL wasted no time covering the Cohen testimony, and there to do it was actor Ben Stiller.
Opening with Kenan Thompson playing House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, Thompson made an observation that few could argue with.
“Alright, now for any other president this hearing would be the most damning and humiliating day of their lives,” Thompson’s Cummings mused. “But for Trump, it’s just Wednesday.”
Stiller, playing Cohen, offered up many of the former ‘fixer’s’ own words from the hearing, in what was certainly a very well played performance, but it may have been Bill Hader’s take on Republican Congressman Jim Jordan’s performance at the hearing that stole the show.
“Good afternoon to you, you lying piece of human trash!” Hader’s Jordan yelled. “I’m so angry I couldn’t even wear a jacket today!”
During the skit, fellow members of Congress continued to yield their time back to Jim Jordan in order for him to keep making a fool of himself. The entire 9:27 minute clip can be viewed in its entirety below: