Steve Martin Makes Cameo As Trump-Aide Roger Stone In SNL’s Cold Open [VIDEO]
Comedian Steve Martin made an appearance on this week’s cold open of Saturday Night Live as the former Trump-aide and newly indicted Roger Stone. In an interview with Alex Moffat‘s Tucker Carlson, Martin appeared on the show bearing a striking resemblance to the political consultant despite their six-year age difference.
After appearances on the “Tucker Carlson Tonight” segment by Cecily Strong as Jeannine Pirro and Kate McKinnon as Wilbur Ross, Martin began his interview by shouting: “What a fun couple of days, I’m loving the ride. Go Nixon!”
Moffat then took the opportunity to remind Martin’s Stone that he was a “feeble old man,” to which Martin responded, “oh yeah right, the pity thing.” Together, Moffat and Martin conducted a parody of Stone’s interview, following the original Fox interview remarkably closely, with Moffat asking a series of leading questions and Martin bemoaning the fact that “afterwards I could only manage one radio interview, and a speech from the steps of the courthouse, and two television interviews.” Both comedians then poked fun at Stone’s gofundme page, with Martin claiming Stone got the idea from people yelling “go fund yourself!”
Martin ended the segment by asking President Trump for a pardon, a move Trump can make if Stone is sentenced on the seven counts for which he is charged. With this appearance, Martin joins the ranks of recurring SNL political impressions such as Alec Baldwin‘s Donald Trump, Ben Stiller‘s Michael Cohen and Robert DeNiro‘s Robert Mueller. Although Martin was never a cast member on SNL, he has hosted the show 15 times (second only to Baldwin) and appeared as a guest more than ten other times as well.
Watch the full segment here: