Sean Spicer may be gone from the White House, we’ll always have Melissa McCarthy’s hysterical, over the top portrayal of the former White House press secretary on Saturday Night Live to relish.
And just to show “Spicey” is the gift that keeps giving, McCarthy must be relishing her new Emmy Award she picked up last night at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. That statue sitting on McCarthy’s mantle was for her hosting gig on SNL including her performance as the manic, unhinged press secretary.
You’ll recall the portrayal got so much attention Trump pulled Spicey from press briefing duties and sent Sarah Huckabee Sanders in his place.
At the time of McCarthy’s appearances as “Spicey,” Sean attempted to blow off the jabs with faux good sportsmanship. But his true colors showed when he commented that SNL had “gone from being funny to just bad.”
This is McCarthy’s second Emmy win having previously won for CBS’ Mike & Molly. I’m not surprised to learn she has been nominated for all five of her hosting gigs on SNL.
The Creative Arts Emmys took place Sunday in Los Angeles.
The main Emmy broadcast will air Sunday, Sept. 17 on CBS.
But for now, let’s take a trip on the “way back machine” and enjoy McCarthy’s brilliant, no-holds barred performance below.
I can’t wait for Saturday Night Live tomorrow night! Squee!!!
Melissa McCarthy was seen shooting a segment for SNL today in character as “Sean Spicer” via a motorized podium heading down 58th Street in New York City.
Remember the show will be broadcast live across all time zones, so check your airtime.
SNL teases Melissa McCarthy’s hosting gig this weekend (her fifth appearance as host) with this lovely video of McCarthy lip-syncing to “I Feel Pretty” as she gets all “duded” up as her Sean Spicer alter-ego.
This weekend’s show will be broadcast live across all time zones. So you west-coasters – tune in early!
Melissa McCarthy killed it again last night on Saturday Night Live as White House press secretary “Sean Spicer” in the cold open.
I won’t spoil any of the jokes for you. Just watch 🙂
It’s interesting to me that President Trump, who we’ve heard was not amused by the impersonation last week by McCarthy, hasn’t chimed in via Twitter yet.
Even though the SNL cast has lots of white guys who could take on lampooning White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, the satirical show reached out to an inspired choice to lampoon the beleaguered spokesman: Melissa McCarthy.
In a ‘take no prisoners’ guest appearance, McCarthy was almost unrecognizable as she took to the podium. Down to the ill-fitted suit, McCarthy gave a commanding, provocative performance.
Great satire happens when the subject’s characteristics are elevated to a new level, and McCarthy landed in that hilarious sweet spot.
“I’m here to swallow gum, and I’m here to take names.”