“Saturday Night Live” returned this weekend with its 45th season, and an on-air mishap proved to be even funnier than the sketch in which it occurred.
That sketch saw cast member Aidy Bryant as the moderator of political roundtable show “Inside the Beltway”, with commentators played by Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson and host Woody Harrelson sharing their thoughts on the House of Representatives’ just-launched impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s controversial conversation with the president of Ukraine.
To demonstrate all the other times it appeared Trump was seemingly sunk by scandal only to survive, the faux show threw to clips from previous episodes of “Inside the Beltway”, which necessitated Bryant and the other actors doing quick costume changes.
During one of these, a wardrobe assistant scurried onto the set and began tugging on Bryant’s sleeve — while she was still on camera in the midst of the sketch.
Bryant reacted to the wardrobe assistant’s too-early appearance by shooing her away as she collapsed into fits of laughter just before the “Inside the Beltway” opening sequence played.
When Bryant was back on camera, she couldn’t hold it together, giggling at the live-TV screwup while the audience howled along with her as she barely manages to keep her composure while barely making it through the rest of the sketch as she and the other actors struggled to keep it together through the rest of the sketch.
Bryant’s hilarious crackup comes just after the 4:30 mark in the video above.
Following the on-air goof, Bryant shared an Instagram tribute to her dresser, Audrey:
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last night on @nbcsnl you got to sneak a little peek at one of my favorite people audrey aka @celestialwilderness aka my dresser for the last seven years! I just adore this woman and she has helped me pull pants on in the dark, become a chicken, a teacher, a dinosaur and always helps me feel confident to get up there and do it. BY DAY she is a real deal park ranger teaching kids about protecting the wilderness and on Saturday nights I get to have her by my side. And for many many years her lovely mother vicki jo has been kenan’s dresser! This is a family affair and I just love audrey! Our crew makes it all happen. 💕🌱💕