Matt Damon Crushed It As Brett Kavanaugh In ‘Saturday Night Live’ Season Premiere

The timing couldn’t have been more perfect for the 44th premiere of Saturday Night Live.  

The show kicked off the new season in a sketch reenacting the roller-coaster—and often confusing—Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court.

Thursday and Friday’s testimony involved sexual abuse allegations against the wildly emotional Kavanaugh.  

Stepping in to portray the angry and melodramatic Judge Kavanaugh was actor Matt Damon

Damon is best known for roles in films such as, Good Will Hunting, The Bourne Identity series and Saving Private Ryan. Damon has also shown his comedic chops with an ongoing hysterical “feud” with late night host Jimmy Kimmel. 

Watch Damon’s SNL performance here.

Damon’s portrayal was a huge hit on social media. 

But not everyone was singing Damon’s praises. 

Some felt he was not a good choice. 

But the overwhelming majority thought the two things were not related. 

Next week, the guest host is actress/comedian  Awkwafina with musical guest Travis Scott. 

H/T: NPR, CNN