On Saturday Night Live
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...