‘As a Democrat, I want to apologize for not being gay’: Lin-Manuel Miranda makes a cameo as Julian Castro and Joe Biden kisses Anderson Cooper as Billy Porter emcees spoof CNN LGBTQ town hall in hilarious SNL cold open
Lin-Manuel Miranda made a cameo, Woody Harrelson portrayed a gay Joe Biden who kisses Anderson Cooper on the lips, and Billy Porter emceed a CNN Democratic town hall in a hilarious Saturday Night Live cold open.
Kate McKinnon stole the show as sassy Elizabeth Warren who cracks one liners while imitating drag queen Sasha Velour.
Miranda, the composer behind the Broadway hit Hamilton, spoofed Julian Castro, the lone Latino candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Lin-Manuel Miranda (left) plays Julian Castro as Anderson Cooper, who is played by Alex Moffat, looks on during SNL’s cold open
The sketch begins with Anderson Cooper, played by Alex Moffat, hosting a CNN presidential town hall devoted to LGBTQ equality.
‘Last one standing gets the oh-so elusive gay vote,’ the narrator says before Cooper takes the stage.
‘This town hall will discuss the issues affecting our community – LGBTQ and straight girls that make pride about them,’ Cooper says.