Matt Damon returns to host NBC’s Saturday Night Live this weekend, and is off to a good start with the show’s weekly promo video. Crushed by a lousy Secret Santa gift, Damon expresses the disappointment some of us will feel if his Brett Kavanaugh doesn’t make a return appearance.
In the video, Damon, musical guests Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson, and cast members Beck Bennett and Cecily Strong gather on the bough-decked Studio 8H stage to enjoy a Secret Santa gift exchange. It is, Damon says, his favorite day of the year.
I won’t spoil the secrets, but all gifts save one aren’t exactly the stuff of holiday dreams. Check out the holiday episode promo above.
The episode will mark Damon’s second time as host, but his stand-out appearance came a few months ago when he gave one of the highlights of the SNL season so far as an irate and weepy Brett Kavanaugh. Check out that sketch below.
The judge, at that point awaiting confirmation for his appointment as Supreme Court Justice, had made headlines with his petulant, defensive appearance at a Senate hearing.
Whether the SNL writers can figure a way to get Damon’s sputtering lunatic Kavanaugh into a topical sketch remains to be seen, but here’s hoping. Sure would beat an ugly scarf.
Damon’s episode of Saturday Night Live, with musical guests Cyrus and Ronson, airs Saturday, Dec. 15, at 11:30 pm ET/8:30 PT on NBC.
And here’s the Kavanaugh sketch, just for fun: