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The Daily BeastDec 10, 2023
SNL Trolls University Presidents' Antisemitism Hearing in Cold Open
via NBC / SNL In a week that saw George Santos join Cameo, the fourth GOP presidential debate, and a Fox News "Town Hall" with Donald Trump in which Sean Hannity was the only one allowed to ask any questions, there would seem to be plenty of fodder for Saturday Night Live to create a politics-skewering cold open. Instead, they made the unexpected decision to troll Claudine Gay, Sally Kornbluth, and Liz Magill—the presidents of Harvard, MIT, and the University of Pennsylvania, respectively—who testified in front of Congress on Tuesday about the alarming rise in antisemitic incidents on college campuses across America (including their own) since the Hamas-Israel war began on October 7.

To say that the hearing didn't go well for the academic heads would be a massive understatement, as evidenced by Magill's decision to resign her position, which was announced on Saturday; but SNL also struggled in trying to poke fun at the incident in this week's meandering cold open.

The sketch, which was staged as C-SPAN coverage, saw Kornbluth (Chloe Fineman), Magill (Heidi Gardener), and Gay (Ego Nwodim) being asked, but ultimately sidestepping some pretty straightforward questions about antisemitism on their respective campuses. But it was "MAGA supers

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