Saturday Night Live‘s Cold Open Depicts Michael Avenatti, Lori Loughlin and Julian Assange as Cellmates

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Would trying to extort a sportswear firm or paying a whole lot of hundreds of {dollars} to get your youngster into faculty make for a extra intimidating cellmate?

That’s the central query of final evening’s Saturday Night Live chilly open, when Michael Avenatti, Lori Loughlin and Julian Assange (performed by Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon and Michael Keaton, respectively) competed in jail to see who was the “craziest.”

“I paid $500,000 to a women’s crew coach to say my daughter was good at rowing,” stated McKinnon-as-Loughlin, looming behind a gaggle of prisoners. “I’m loco.”

Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband were recently indicted as half of a faculty admissions scandal, codenamed Varsity Blues.

To not be outdone, Davidson’s Michael Avenatti quickly joined Loughlin to brag about his personal alleged crimes.

“I’m accused of crimes you can’t even conceive of,” stated Davidson-as-Avenatti. “Like blackmailing a sneaker company and stealing taxes from a coffee shop to fund a race car team.”

Final week, a federal grand jury indicted lawyer Michael Avenatti, identified for representing porn star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuits towards President Trump, on 36 counts of fraud, embezzlement and different monetary crimes. He additionally faces federal expenses that allege he tried to extort greater than $20 million from Nike.

However SNL saved probably the most menacing determine for final — a bearded, black-suited Julian Assange performed by visitor star Michael Keaton.

Not too long ago arrested within the U.Ok., WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had been beneath diplomatic protections within the Ecuadorean embassy in London since 2012.

“Here’s how crazy I am. I’m wanted in the U.S. and Sweden. I’m from Australia. I live in London, in Ecuador,” stated Keaton-as-Assange. “You try figuring that one out.”

Watch the complete sketch right here:

 

Write to Alejandro de la Garza at alejandro.delagarza@time.com.



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