SNL hilariously spoofs CNN’s LGBTQ town hall, McKinnon’s Elizabeth Warren steals the show

(Screengrab from NBC’s “Saturday Night Live”)

CNN’s LBGTQ Thursday night town hall was so over the top in displaying just how unhinged the left has become in America that even “Saturday Night Live” seized on the comedic gold.

“One stage. No rules. The last one standing gets the oh, so elusive gay vote,” said the narrator as the skit opened.

Alex Moffat repeated his role of CNN anchor Anderson Cooper.

“This town hall will discuss the issues affecting our community: LGBTQ and straight girls who make pride about them,” he said in his opening remarks.

And while an all-star cast was featured, to include Woody Harrelson, Billy Porter and Lin-Manuel Miranda, it was regular cast member Kate McKinnon who stole the show with her portrayal of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.

Porter, who’s role was to introduce the faux candidates, nailed it in bringing Warren to the stage: “Warren-ing! Warren-ing! … She’s got a plan for the future!”

Portraying an energized, hip Warren, McKinnon bounced onto the stage.

“I had some apple slices backstage, and they are hitting me like cocaine,” she tells the audience. “Y’all know I’m not a lesbian, but all the ingredients are there.”

“Look, I’m going to assume it’s a guy asking, OK?” McKinnon’s Warren said. “I would say, ‘Sir, tell me your bus stop because I want to know where you get off!”

“What else? What else?,” she continued. “If someone doesn’t want to serve gay people at their small business, I bet that’s not the only thing that’s small. And when people say gay and trans people shouldn’t be included in civil rights protections, well, I wish their parents had used protection.”

McKinnon donned purple shades as her segment proceeded, and she concluded her act by breaking into dance while taking off her wig as red roses fell from beneath the covering.

Harrelson returned as Joe Biden, delivering lines that mimic the blunders seen from the former vice president on the stump.

“The vast majority of people in America are not homophobic,” Harrelson’s Biden said. “They’re just scared of gay people.”

“I went to bat for marriage equality, and I believe we’re all equal,” he later said. “Whether your gay, lesby, transgential or queer, you’re okay with Joe.”

And while his spot went on a little too long, the Harrelson Biden bit ended with a kiss on the lips with Moffat’s Cooper.

“Thank you everyone for playing tonight, but we all know I’m your guy,” he said just before planting the smacker.

Lin-Manuel Miranda appeared as Julian Castro, nailing the candidate’s desperation to appeal to voters as he takes the stage thinking he’s on Netflix’s “Queer Eye.”

“First of all, gracias,” the faux Castro said. “As a Democrat, I want to apologize for not being gay. But I promise to do better in the future. However, I’m Latino, which we can all agree is something. Look, I’m young, I’m diverse, I’m Latinobama.”

The pay on a Latin Obama is Julian Castro’s hope to capture lightening in a bottle for a second time.

Tom Tillison

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