‘Saturday Night Live’ mocks Rudy Giuliani and Michigan voter fraud hearings in cold open

Cecily Strong played one of the 'barely intoxicated' witnesses.

Cecily Strong, Kate McKinnon, and Lauren Holt on "Saturday Night Live. NBC

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“Saturday Night Live” didn’t bring back Alec Baldwin and Jim Carrey to play Donald Trump and Joe Biden for its Dec. 5 episode. But the sketch show did skewer the ongoing election mess with an on-point impression of Rudy Giuliani’s shambolic voter fraud hearings in Michigan.

As a bug-eyed, flatulent Giuliani, Kate McKinnon effectively captured the chaos of this week’s testimony, as he introduced “a dozen intelligent, barely intoxicated individuals” as witnesses.

The real star of the sketch was Cecily Strong playing “star witness” Melissa Carone, whose bizarre testimony on Wednesday went viral this week and was quickly deemed not credible by a Wayne County judge.


Many compared Carone to Cecily Strong’s recurring “Weekend Update” character “Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation With At a Party,” so it was no surprised to see Strong in the role.

Strong was equal parts confrontational and condescending, reminding legislators she had to be telling the truth because she “signed an After-David [affidavit].” She also confused voting machine company Dominion with Dominos, claiming they had cheated her out of cheesy bread.

“Either way, my vote took longer than 30 minutes so it’s supposed to be free,” Strong said.

Watch the sketch below.

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