We now know why Melissa McCarthy is such a hit on Saturday Night Live.
SNL has released a blooper reel from the comedian’s recent visit to downtown New York, proving she is hilarious regardless of whether or not she’s inside the NBC studios.
The video, which brings together several outtakes, shows McCarthy dressed as White House spokesman Sean Spicer. She motors through the streets of New York, dodging traffic on her motorised podium.
“C’mon!” she shouts, waving her hand and yelling at several bystanders to get out of her way. “Trump! Where are you? I know this is where you really live!”
The outtakes are spliced together from a recent SNL skit. In it, McCarthy’s character hit the streets of New York in an attempt to find Donald Trump and confront him about rumours he’s planning on giving the job of press secretary to a Fox News journalist.
At one point, McCarthy breaks character to acknowledge the large crowds that have gathered to watch her and take photos. Some even shout from the footpath in the hope of catching her attention.
“The good thing is nobody knows we’re shooting,” she joked. “I mean, this has definitely stayed under cover.”
Spicey’s attempts to find Trump are unsuccessful. However, McCarthy – never failing to take Spicer’s infamous glare off her face – remains determined.
“I just need a couple minutes in a bush to get it together,” she said.
Audiences have been lapping up McCarthy’s Spicer impression ever since she debuted it back in February.
Since then, SNL has enjoyed a healthy ratings boost (kickstarted by Alec Baldwin’s Trump impression last year).
The show’s most recent episode, for example, featured a kiss between McCarthy and Baldwin and was the program’s most-watched May telecast in the past seven years.
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