Last week “Saturday Night Live” struck gold with its now-iconic presidential debate sketch between Donald Trump (a grimacing Alec Baldwin) and Hillary Clinton (a grinning Kate McKinnon). Will NBC’s late night comedy series make waves again with its mock-up of Tuesday’s vice presidential debate between Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence? Our guess is a resounding “Yes!” but who do you think should play the VP contenders on “SNL”? Vote in our polls below.
For decades, “Saturday Night Live” has cast its current stars as political contenders, like McKinnon as Clinton, Jay Pharoah as Barack Obama, Darrell Hammond as Bill Clinton, Dana Carvey as George H.W. Bush and Will Ferrell as his son George W. Bush. But this season, executive producer Lorne Michaels made a big move by hiring an actor from the outside, outspoken liberal Baldwin, to play Trump.
Should “SNL” stay in-house for the Veep candidates, or should they go outside the box and hire someone new? Among the current cast members who are most likeliest to take on Kane and Pence are stars Beck Bennett, Pete Davidson, Colin Jost, Kyle Mooney, Bobby Moynihan, featured players Mikey Day and Alex Moffat, and announcer Hammond. After voting in our two polls below, be sure to discuss all things TV in our forums.