Maya Rudolph on Joe Biden picking Kamala Harris: ‘oh sh-t’

In case you have been living under a rock, Kamala Harris has been picked to be the VP on the democratic ticket with Joe Biden. Maya Rudolph, who hilariously spoofs Kamala Harris on SNL, found out the news during a Zoom call with Angela Basset, Wanda Sykes and Entertainment Weekly.

Maya’s depiction of Kamala was so good that she got nominated for an Emmy for the role. After several jokes from those on the call, EW asked Maya how she felt about the news and if she’d be back to play Kamala. Here’s what she had to say:

“Oh s—,” Rudolph immediately responded upon hearing the news.

“Somebody’s gonna be very busy now,” Wanda Sykes teased, alluding to Rudolph’s return to SNL. “Ruh-roh,” Rudolph responded, before going on to address the likelihood that she’ll reprise her turn as Harris.

“I love going to the show. Any excuse I can get, I love. I just didn’t really anticipate traveling during a pandemic, but if there’s anyone that can work it out I’m sure Lorne [Michaels] has some sort of invisible helicopter that can get me there,” she joked.

“Ever since I was a kid, truly, I wanted to be on any kind of SCTV, Saturday Night Live, and I can’t believe that I got to work there, and I can’t believe that it’s my family still,” she continued. “I’m so thrilled to even be associated with the show and that I got to go back. It’s like the gift that keeps on giving. Honestly, it’s my favorite place to play.”

Rudolph continued to express her shock and delight, especially the joy of being Emmy nominated for her work as Harris, saying, “I’m as surprised as you are, guys. That’s spicy.”

“I don’t know that I’m ready to go right this minute, but it’s so nice to have this nomination be associated with the show because it’s my true love.”

From EW

Oh sh*t is right and it would seem many people want Maya to come back to SNL as Kamala. My twitter feed has been filled with clips from Maya’s SNL skit and that wind machine and wink is pure gold. I genuinely enjoy watching Maya spoof Kamala. She eerily looks like her and now when I see Kamala I immediately think of Maya playing her. Hopefully, SNL will find a way to film more skits in a safe manner so that she can reprise the role. With the way things are currently going, I for one will need the laugh throughout the election season.

If you haven’t seen the skit in its entirety, you can watch it below.

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  1. JanetDR says:

    I am so here for this! 💗 But even more, I want to watch Kamala make guys cry and squirm when she asks simple yes/no questions!

  2. Cate says:

    Loooove Maya and her take on Kamala. I’m really looking forward to more! If I’m not mistaken I think I read somewhere that Kamala gets a kick out of it too.

  3. Betsy says:

    I don’t think they look much alike (they don’t need to), but I sure like Maya Rudolph and like to see her wherever! She’s great in the Good Place.

  4. Milkweed says:

    She’s so great at the impression. I hope she gets to do it for a long time!

  5. nicegirl says:

    I am in love with every bit!! Thank you Oya

  6. Liz version 700 says:

    Cannot wait!!!!

  7. adastraperaspera says:

    Maya is a treasure!

  8. Lola_Lola says:

    I love that Kamala loves Maya’s portrayal of her and that she’s a good sport about it. Unlike some sensitive, thin skinned politicians.

  9. Regina Falangie says:

    Wow I didn’t realize how much I needed that!!!! Happy tears!!!! ❤️

  10. Blueskies says:

    I love Maya so much, there can never be enough of her. 🙌

  11. lucy2 says:

    Get that money, Maya! And I’m sure they’ll just film her remotely. Honestly I can’t see the show going back into production, I don’t think the studio is that big, everyone’s sort of crammed in all together.