Melissa McCarthy takes 'Sean Spicer' act on the road


I would hope that not even the stereotypical impatient New Yorker would enjoy seeing Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer, even as a traffic impairment.

Since its debut in 1975, "Saturday Night Live" has been lionized and criticized for defining presidencies.

The actress drove outside CNN's New York City offices in a motorized White House briefing room podium that she had used before in "Saturday Night Live" sketches.

McCarthy has played Spicer three times so far on the show, portraying the press secretary as a frustrated and furious man who wears high heels, chews enormous wads of gum and uses dolls and leafblowers to get his points across to the news media.

She's really getting in character for this week's SNL. "The impersonation will likely supersede the real person, like Dana Carvey's George H.W. Bush or Chevy Chase's deeply inaccurate yet effective Gerald Ford".

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Melissa McCarthy's writers deserve a raise.

Politico reported in February that McCarthy's spoof rattled the White House, with sources saying that Trump found it problematic that Spicer was being mocked by a woman.

"SNL" teased the return of both Melissa McCarthy and her highly-publicized role as press secretary Sean Spicer.

With the brouhaha over Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's firing, her Spicer impression this week should be comedy gold. Personally, I can't wait to see how they lampoon the return of Spicer to the podium.

Juicy tidbits like these give fodder to "SNL" writers while building excitement around the show. This is clearly about more than advertising: McCarthy and the people behind the show delight in trolling the current administration. "After all, the president has been known to watch television - and sometimes have strong reactions".