(NEW YORK) — Matt Damon was the latest A-lister to join Saturday Night Live as he guest starred as an angry Brett Kavanaugh in the season premiere’s cold open.
In a sketch parodying the Senate Judiciary Committee nominee hearings from Thursday, when the judge hotly denied accusations of sexual assault by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh received a fair share of criticism for his emotional — sometimes yelling, sometimes crying — testimony.
Damon emerged to cheers from the crowd as he took his seat at the table and was asked if he was ready to start.
“Oh hell yeah,” Damon’s Kavanaugh said. “I’ll tell you this — I’m gonna start at an 11 and I’m gonna take it to a 15 real quick.”
He did take it to 15 “real quick” as he shouted about the conspiracy attacking him and guzzled water like beer.
“I’m here tonight because of a sham, a political con job orchestrated by the Clintons, George Soros — Kathy Griffin!”
The crowd groaned as Damon’s Kavanaugh uttered the line, “I’m not backing down b******, I don’t know the meaning of the word stop.'”
SNL alum Rachel Dratch made a cameo as Senator Amy Klobuchar, who Kavanaugh confronted at the hearing Thursday, responding to a question about whether he’d blacked out with “Have you?”
Current castmember Aidy Bryant played prosecutor Rachel Mitchell and was constantly cut off by the committee.
Damon’s Kavanaugh shotgunned a beer and offered one final warning:
“If you think I’m angry now, just wait until I get on the Supreme Court, because then you’re all gonna pay.”
Saturday’s show, hosted by Adam Driver with musical guest Kanye West, delivered the SNL’s second highest-rated season opener, behind the 2016 premiere, featuring Margot Robbie and The Weeknd, along with the debut of Alec Baldwin’s then-GOP candidate Donald Trump.
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