On Satur­day Night Live

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One of your first suc­cesses on SNL was play­ing a dad who tog­gles between grilling ham­burg­ers and shout­ing at his kids?

The Get Off the Shed sketch I did worked right away. Just the com­bi­na­tion of reg­u­lar back­yard-bar­be­cue con­ver­sa­tion – “How’s your golf game?” – jux­ta­posed with fly­ing off the han­dle, scream­ing at your kids for a be­nign rea­son. That was such a de­li­cious com­bi­na­tion to me. It was also al­ways in­her­ently funny to me to play a dad who thought he had a high-stakes po­si­tion, but it’s re­ally very low-stakes.

If you were back on SNL, who in the cur­rent ad­min­is­tra­tion would you want to send up?

I would have loved to have done Jared Kush­ner. Or Reince Priebus. But Amy and I were talk­ing about the bizarre Cabi­net meet­ing where they had to com­pli­ment [Trump]. It would be fun to do a sketch where you have a bunch of empty chairs, but Trump doesn’t no­tice, and I’m the one guy who pops from chair to chair...

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