SNL fans may have a whole new medium to fawn over soon.
SNL has always done well with political satire segments, but the past two years have been especially good for the nighttime favorite.
The constant election parody skits made SNL a must-watch for America every single Saturday night and churned out some shining stars.
Kate McKinnon broke out with her impersonation of Hillary Clinton, and even got to do a skit with the real barrier breaker during the election season. Larry David’s Bernie Sanders impersonation was almost inseparable from the real Independent from Vermont.
But the real fan favorite was Alec Baldwin in his recurring role as Donald Trump, one that has continued since Trump’s election into the current SNL season.
While he has gotten significant praise, the real Trump has been considerably displeased with Baldwin’s take on the deranged commander-in-chief:
Watched Saturday Night Live hit job on me.Time to retire the boring and unfunny show. Alec Baldwin portrayal stinks. Media rigging election!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2016
After receiving an Emmy Award for his impersonation, Baldwin is looking for ways to keep his character alive in all new ways.
What’s Happening Now:
On the Howard Stern Show Monday, Baldwin said that he’s considering bringing his rendition of President Trump to Broadway.
Baldwin’s show would be based on the book he wrote with Kurt Anderson, “You Can’t Spell America Without Me,” a fictional novel covering the first year of Trump’s White House from Trump’s perspective.
He would be following in fellow comedian Will Ferrell’s footsteps, who portrayed George W. Busch in a Broadway show entitled “You’re Welcome, America. A Final Night with George W. Busch,” also based on an SNL impersonation.
Between Baldwin’s impeccable mastery of Trump’s speaking style, hand gestures and facial expressions and his Broadway acting chops, the show would be the talk of the season.
SNL has held nothing back over the past two years concerning the major players in America’s politics, and viewers could rest assured Baldwin would bring the same determination and honesty to a show he brought Trump to star in.
While Trump is certainly not a fan of the show and it has faced some critique for getting political, the show was raw and honest about the state of American politics, without sugarcoating it. Their coverage of the debates, for example, showed a frustrated (but always cold and slightly out of touch) Clinton struggling to deal with the blatant displays of misogyny and childish behavior from her opponent.
Their “Voters for Trump” ad, which featured regular Americans talking about why they were voting for Trump before revealing awful hidden racist agendas, was especially good. Not only did it have the audience dying of laughter, the primary goal of SNL, but it subtly communicated a good message: maybe Trump isn’t directly pandering to white supremacists, but they are voting for him. That message has become even more relevant since he’s been in office.
A Baldwin show on Broadway would be a dream come true for America, and a new nightmare (or Twitter rant muse) for Trump.