Saturday Night Live was fast to mesh two of the nation’s hottest matters Saturday: the NFL playoffs and Rep. George Santos’s historical past as a drag queen.
Cast member Bowen Yang performed the embattled congressman within the opening skit –during which the mendacity pol waltzed onto a soccer subject in a glitzy crimson gown and black wig, much like the one Santos was allegedly caught sporting at a 2005 Brazil satisfaction parade, to function a information correspondent.
Cast member Mikey Day, enjoying an Fox NFL host, addressed him as “George” — and informed him to get off the display.
“I’m not George, I’m Kitara Ravache,” Yang mentioned, utilizing the identify that Santos allegedly used whereas dressing up in drag in Brazil.
Instead of giving soccer stats, Yang rattled off the pol’s alleged drag queen report, which included dance strikes like dying drops and duck walks.
“I was also given the award for tightest tuck,” Yang mentioned slyly.
Yang, posing as Santos, then danced alongside to the NFL theme track, saying he was allowed to take action as a result of his mom “died twice on 9/11,” a direct reference to one among Santos’s many lies. The Republican claimed his mother died in the Twin Towers collapse when she was truly in Brazil on the time and lived till 2016.
Santos finally admitted Saturday — simply hours earlier than the skit comedy present premiered — that he truly did gown up as a girl, however claimed it was a one-and-done efficiency.
“No, I was not a drag queen in Brazil, guys. I was young and I had fun at a festival. Sue me for having a life,” the overtly homosexual freshman congressman mentioned every week after the picture first emerged.
Yang reprised the position of Santos for the present’s Weekend Update however ditched the gown in favor of the politician’s typical sweater and blazer combo.
Host Colin Jost grilled Yang concerning the plethora of lies that have been exposed within the few quick weeks since he assumed workplace — that he went to New York University, that he’s Jewish and that he labored for Goldman Sachs.
“No, I filled the gold man Sachs,” Yang mentioned.
During the interview, Yang claimed to get a cellphone name from Madonna, that his grandparents informed Anne Frank to maintain a diary through the Holocaust and that his nice grand uncle was Rasputin.
“That cannot be true, George. People need to know who you are,” Jost mentioned.
“Okay, well I am George Santos, Miss Devolder if you’re nasty,” Yang mentioned in reference to an alias Santos was caught on video using whereas attending a 2019 LBGT panel in New York City.
Eventually, Jost requested Yang level clean if he was simply bodily incapable of telling the reality.
Yang pushed again at first, saying he had proof SNL made him take a lie-detector check earlier than showing on the present. When he reached into his pocket, he as a substitute produced a Covid-19 fast check.
The Santos impersonator then gave in and mentioned he spins so many lies as a result of he’s a “team player” and “the sport is lies.”
“At least mine are fun!” Yang mentioned. “Meanwhile, Marjorie Taylor Green’s over here saying 9/11 didn’t happen. I just said it happened to me!”