SNL skewers Hillary Clinton: Kate McKinnon sends up Clinton's recent email scandal with a brilliant impression (VIDEO).

On SNL, Kate McKinnon Debuts a Hillary Clinton Impression That Could Save Election Season 

On SNL, Kate McKinnon Debuts a Hillary Clinton Impression That Could Save Election Season 

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March 8 2015 2:00 PM

Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton Impression May Get Us Through Election Season

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With apologies to host Chris Hemsworth, a natural comic actor too often typecast by his strapping, Thor-like exterior, SNL’s latest installment was a long-overdue showcase for Kate McKinnon. McKinnon owned the episode from the cold open, in which she debuted a folksy, frenzied Hillary Clinton impression that only burnishes SNL’s tradition of skewering presidential hopefuls.

Her material, which sends up Clinton’s recent email controversy, is a riot, but there’s little doubt her best work will come when the presidential race picks up. 

Sharan Shetty is on the editorial staff of the New Yorker. You can follow him on Twitter