Jimmy Kimmel raked Brett Kavanaugh over the coals on Monday’s edition of his late-night talk show but the controversial Supreme Court nominee wasn’t the only one to receive a comedic barb or two.
In fact, Kimmel couldn’t help himself from taking a shot at his faux arch-nemesis Matt Damon, who hilariously impersonated Kavanaugh in the cold open of the season premiere of Global‘s “Saturday Night Live”.
In the “SNL” sketch, Damon portrayed Kavanaugh as a beer-chugging frat boy, declaring himself to be “a keg-half-full kind of guy” who was only forced to testify “because of a sham perpetrated by the Clintons, George Soros, Kathy Griffin, the gay mafia and Mr. Ronan Sinatra.”
In Monday night’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” monologue, Damon was hit by some comedy shrapnel, courtesy of the host.
“Kavanaugh’s testimony rubbed a lot of people the wrong way. In fact, he was so unlikable, ‘Saturday Night Live’ had no choice but to cast the most repugnant actor in the world to play him over the weekend,” Kimmel quipped as a photo of Damon as Kavanaugh appeared on screen.
“What a surprise that Matt Damon would have no other plans on a Saturday,” he added.
In fact, Vulture reports that Damon’s participation in the “SNL” season opener came together unbelievably quickly, with the actor contacted by “SNL” head writer Colin Jost after midnight on Friday. Damon — who was in California at the time — agreed, and reportedly grabbed an early-morning flight to NYC.
Arriving at Rockefeller Center at approximately 4 p.m. on Saturday, Damon made it just in time for rehearsals, and had just a few hours to prepare what will likely go down as one of the show’s most devastating political impressions.
We’ll find out if Damon’s Kavanaugh makes a return appearance when “Saturday Night Live” returns with a new episode on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 8:30 p.m. PT/11:30 p.m. ET on Global; you can also watch full episodes online.