‘Saturday Night Live’ went there. In the midst of the United States and North Korea’s conflict over ‘The Interview,’ Bobby Moynihan reprised his role as the leader in a very big and funny way. Click to WATCH!
Kim Jong-Un made a brief appearance on Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update,” and it was downright hilarious considering the recent circumstances over the film, The Interview. Bobby Moynihan took on the role of the North Korean leader on the Dec. 20 episode, but had to exit the stage after he was jokingly targeted by snipers.
‘SNL’ Mocks Kim Jong-Un On ‘Weekend Update’
Bobby is one brave and hilarious soul. The comedian donned his Kim Jong-Un costume for a special appearance on “Weekend Update.”
“What’s up, America?” Bobby says as Kim.
“Bobby, I don’t think this is a good idea,” Colin said to Bobby.
Bobby assured Colin that he was fine and wasn’t scared of mocking Kim Jong-Un.
Almost as soon as he said it, lasers from faux-snipers started to target the comedian. Once he realized he was in danger, Bobby scooted off the set.
Before leaving, he hilariously said, “I’m not Bobby Moynihan, I’m Seth Rogen.”
The movie causing all this fuss is The Interview, which stars Seth Rogen and James Franco. The film, which details Seth and James’ adventure to assassinate the North Korean leader, was pulled from theaters after a terrorist attack threat.
Celebrities and even President Barack Obama were outraged by the movie’s cancellation.
Well, Saturday Night Live took a moment to make light of the situation. It was brave and bold on their part.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think Bobby’s portrayal of Kim Jong-Un? Did he go too far considering the circumstances, was it beyond hilarious? Let us know!
— Avery Thompson