Melissa McCarthy sends up Sean Spicer in hilarious Easter ‘SNL’ sketch

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Star comedian Melissa McCarthy returned to Saturday Night Live to reprise one of her most celebrated roles, sending up the ever-awkward White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer at the end of a week he’d surely like to forget.

Donning a large, fluffy Easter bunny costume—the real Spicer, for the record, used to be the official White House Easter Bunny-–McCarthy’s Spicer finally apologized for last week’s hyper-controversial claim that “not even Hitler” used chemical weapons on his own people, a statement that came in the midst of Passover.

“Everybody shut up so I can apologize,” McCarthy began, glowering from being the podium. “Yes, you all got your wish this week, huh? Spicey finally made a mistake!”

What followed was four minutes of solid comedic gold, with McCarthy stumbling and fumbling her way through one of the least convincing apologies of all time. And, of course, coming from the man who brought us “Holocaust centers,” “concentration clubs” couldn’t have been far behind. You can watch the full sketch below.

Chris Tognotti

Chris Tognotti

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