Hillary Clinton “Very Pleased” With ‘SNL’ Bartender Sketch, Says Show Insider
Hillary Clinton was “very happy” with the “Saturday Night Live” sketch in which she played a bartender, Gossip Cop has exclusively learned. A production insider tells us she was pleased with “how the jokes landed” and the audience’s response to her playing a no-nonsense bartender named Val, who dispensed advice to Hillary Clinton, played by Kate McKinnon.
Gossip Cop is told that from the beginning “Ms. Clinton loved the direction” of the sketch of her playing a character rather than herself. She also was liked that she could poke fun of herself at being slow to publicly support gay marriage and oppose the Keystone pipeline in the context of “Saturday Night Live” and not a Sunday morning political show.
Mostly, Gossip Cop hears from a show insider she “truly enjoys working with the cast” and “loves Kate’s impersonation.” We’re told she was “just beaming” and felt she nailed it after the sketch was over. There was “relief and excitement,” especially after successfully having to sing “Lean On Me” on live television, notes our insider. Clinton also thought it was fun to do an impression of Donald Trump. We’re told she liked that it was more parody that mean-spirited and how it captured Trump’s bravado with the line about everyone being “losers.”
By a similar token, Clinton was “perfectly fine” with the jokes about her, including McKinnon’s Clinton saying to the bartender, “You’ve been so easy to talk to,” to which the real Clinton replied, “That’s the first time I’ve ever heard that.”
In case you missed “Saturday Night Live” sketch in which Hillary Clinton happily made fun of herself, check out the video below.