15 Mar, 2023
By FactsWow Team
With many stars and cast members taking on some of the biggest political figures in U.S. history, Saturday Night Live has firmly established itself as a platform for political impressions.
Through their expert impressions of the biggest government figures of the era, the Saturday Night Live comedians have made it an art to producing the most skewering political commentary.
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An SNL promotional video showing Carrey's Biden transformation aired on Oct. 1. The legendary comedian portrayed Joe Biden, 77, in season 46.
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He made his SNL debut as Trump just before Trump's election in October 2016. Alec Baldwin, 62, will again play the current President of the United States for Season 46.
The 36-year-old actress has played several political figures throughout her career, and her most famous impersonation is of 72-year-old Hillary Clinton, the former first lady and secretary of state.
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As Kamala Harris in the 2020 Emmy Award-winning comedy series Glee, Maya Rudolph, 48, has excelled as a master impersonator.
During season 46, we expect to see Larry back as Bern Sanders, 79, in a new impersonation. While Bernie may not be running for President, we suspect Larry will return in the role.
Kate became a fan favourite in 2017 with her impression of Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren, 71. Her Elizabeth impression quickly became one of her best political impersonations.
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During her time on SNL as Melania Trump, 36, Cecily Strong revealed that her impression of the First Lady was very popular with Alec Baldwin's Donald.
During the 2000 presidential campaign and into Bush's first year as President, Ferrell, 53, impersonated the 43rd president in SNL's history.
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The Sarah Palin impression was legendary when Tina Fey, 50, portrayed the Alaska governor in the season 34 premiere. She completely embodied Palin's mannerisms and accent.
As with many things on SNL, Beck Bennett's impressions of Vice President Mike Pence, 61, continue to be a highlight. Beck imitates Pence perfectly, even capturing his stiffness in some cold opens.
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Kate McKinnon makes every political impression she can muster, and Jeff Sessions, 73, the impression is terrifying. She transforms into the former U.S. Attorney General with her thick Southern drawl and white wig.
SNL's Melissa Villaseor, 32, proves at least once a week why she is great at impressions. The first time Melissa tackled Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 30, in 2019, she was fantastic.
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