Liev Schreiber Thanks Americans For Record Voter Turnout In ‘SNL’ Monologue
Liev Schreiber isn’t the first Saturday Night Live guest to get political. He may be the first to do it without getting partisan though.
Schreiber, who hosted the November 10 episode, used his time to speak on the 2018 Midterm elections. The Ray Donovan star acknowledged that he wasn’t very funny and said that rather than trying to make too many jokes, he instead wanted to talk about the most recent elections.
“Before we ramp up the rhetoric again, can we just revel in the fact that over 100 million people got off their butts and voted?” he said, clapping. “That’s the highest voter turnout for a midterm election in the history of this country.
“So regardless of what side of the aisle you sit on — whether you feel like you won or you lost — what that number says to me is that we showed up. We showed up because we care about our children and we care about our country.”
Schreiber ended his monologue on the stage by thanking everyone “from the bottom of my heart” for showing up.
Those weren’t the only comments on the midterm elections. The “Weekend Update” reported on the Democrats taking back the house “like a scorned wife after a divorce,” the first “openly gay governor” and the Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke Senate race.
Here’s Schreiber’s monologue.