Benedict Cumberbatch hosted “SNL” last weekend, just after his film “Dr. Strange” appeared in theaters on Friday. In a rare digression from political humor, Cumberbatch tried on another costume, that of a stripper. He was also lucky enough to be joined by a few newly crowned World Series Champions. Cubs standouts David Ross (Catcher), Anthony Rizzo (First Base) and Dexter Fowler (Centerfield) made their “SNL” debut.
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The skit also features a number of regular cast members including Kate McKinnon, who has induced her fair share of laughter this election season in a recurring role as Hillary Clinton. However, the real award for the skit should go to Aidy Bryant who didn’t break character and stayed motionless even with Benedict Cumberbatch and three Chicago Cubs gyrating excruciatingly close to her face.
SNL has a way of garnering higher views during the election season. We all remember Tina Fey’s hilarious stint as Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin. And they’ve certainly been pushing out some great skits between the debate scenes and the inane-but-side-splitting David Pumpkins.