Watch: Matt Damon opens ‘Saturday Night Live’ as Brett Kavanaugh

Rachel Dratch also made an appearance as Sen. Amy Klobuchar as the 'SNL' season premiere got underway.


“Saturday Night Live” kicked off its 44th season with a surprise appearance from Matt Damon as Brett Kavanaugh.

The Cambridge-born movie star made an unexpected entrance in the opening moments of the season premiere’s cold open Saturday night, mocking the Supreme Court nominee’s emotional testimony Thursday afternoon before the Senate Judiciary Committee. With exaggerated mannerisms and aggressive shouting, Damon took aim at Kavanaugh’s angry denials of the sexual assault allegations against him.

“Guess what, I’m not backing down, you sons of [b——],” Damon said. “I don’t know the meaning of the word ‘stop.’”


The sketch also featured “SNL” star Kate McKinnon as South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and former cast member and Lexington native Rachel Dratch as Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, in a spoof of one of the stranger exchanges from last week’s hearing.

Later during the sketch, Damon feigned tearing up.

“If you think I’m angry now, you just wait until I get on that Supreme Court,” he said. “Because then you’re all going to pay. Give me a can of water.”

Damon then reached over and grabbed a can, which he pretended to shotgun, before introducing the show.