Following his resignation in the wake of Anthony “Mooch” Scaramucci’s appointment as new White House communications director, Sean Spicer appeared with Sean Hannity on Fox News Friday night to discuss his exit — and take a swipe at Melissa McCarthy and “Saturday Night Live” for portraying him in a way he described as “malicious.”
“I’m a prankster, I like a good joke. I think when it’s funny, it’s funny. Sometimes it goes from funny to mean,” Spicer told Hannity during the appearance.
“I think that there were parts of it that were funny, but there’s a lot of it that was over the line,” said Spicer of McCarthy’s imitation of him on “SNL” this season. “It wasn’t funny. It was stupid, or silly, or malicious.”
However, Spicer insisted that he does have a sense of humour about himself, and pointed to non-“SNL” late-night “skits” that, he admitted, aroused a chuckle.
“There were some skits on late-night television that I did crack up at,” Spicer told Hannity, without specifying which in particular made him laugh. “You have to have a little bit of a thick skin if you’re going to do this.” Spicer’s remarks about “SNL” come just before the nine-minute mark, below:
“SNL” commemorated Spicer’s exit — and the departure of a seemingly bottomless font of comedy fodder — with a Twitter tribute:
Despite Spicer’s exit from the White House, here’s hoping we haven’t seen the last of McCarthy’s hilarious impression of the former press secretary. In any case, we can look back fondly at season 42’s final appearance of “Spicey” in this behind-the-scenes video: