WATCH: SNL’s Kate McKinnon hilariously improvises a parody of Jeff Sessions testimony
SNL is on hiatus and McKinnon admitted it was difficult being unable to respond to the daily firehose of news and information ripe for mockery.
“There’s a party going on and I’m not there!” she said, pretending to cry to Meyers. “And I know what’s going on because I read about it on the internet. But I can’t comment on it.”
McKinnon admitted that the pitch to play “Sesh” started as a joke, but then it actually happened.
“There’s the joyfulness with which he proceeds,” McKinnon said of Trump’s AG. “He’s got this funny little mouth and I could always do this thing with my lip.”
She curled her top lip up into what Meyers called a “Grinch mouth” and transformed her face into the former Alabama senator. She went on to quote some of Sessions’ key phrases from his hearing, hilariously mocking his attempts to avoid answering the questions.
“Oath? Oath is such a strong word,” McKinnon said as Sessions. “Now, when I said oath, now I thought I was saying oats in one of those lispy Barcelona accents. Oath. Oath. And Sergey Kislyak, I only met him two times — three times — OK, three times. But the third time was in a men’s restroom and we was just talking about what a trial it is to get soap out of those electric soap dispensers. And you know, Comey asked me to keep Trump out of his way, right? And they’re saying I didn’t respond but the truth is, I didn’t hear him. Because this guy is about 6’8″ and I had heard a sound above my head and thought it was a cicada.”