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Saturday Night Live Elects Taran Killam to Play Donald Trump in Season 41

Taran Killam has been quite literally Trump’d.

When Saturday Night Live kicks off its 41st season on Oct. 3, Killam will be playing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

According to our sister site Deadline, which first broke the news, several current SNL cast members auditioned for the role, but Killam ultimately won the gig. Ex-SNL star-turned-announcer Darrell Hammond, who previously portrayed The Donald, was reportedly never in consideration to reprise his Trump impersonation.

Thoughts? Is Killam the right choice to channel Trump? Weigh in below!

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  1. H says:

    The key word is “current”. Their pool of talent is very limited, it’s going to be underwelming, so nothing new here.

  2. I hope it’s a short run.

  3. c-mo says:

    Can he take over for The Donald in real life too?

  4. Lysh says:

    I can hardly take any more of anything to do with Trump, but I think Taran will be good.

  5. Elf says:

    It’s kind of disappointing since they’ve got Darrell Hammond hanging around not doing much of anything after the opening credits.

    • mugwory says:

      He’s doing Bill Clinton. With Hillary for now still in the presidential race there could be much more of Darrell Hammond on SNL besides being their announcer Taren’s take on Trump may be a good one. I’d like to check it out.

  6. Guy says:

    Interesting. I didn’t think it was even a question as to who would portray Trump. I just assumed it would be Darrell Hammond. But Taran is probably my favorite castmember and the impersonations he already does are all great.

  7. Josh Emerson says:

    I love Taran, so I’ll give him a chance before judging this decision. I still say he and Kate are by far the two best members of the current cast. As for Darrell Hammond, they’ll probably have him appearing often enough as Bill Clinton.

  8. Mr. Tran K says:

    Double “meh”

  9. JB Smooove says:

    I hope it works out, but I really love Killam as the 1800’s social critic. That to me is funny as hell.

  10. jenniemcmasters says:

    that “Captain Kutchie Pelaez” of “Kutcharitaville” over

    in Asheville, NC sure enough is “One Wild and Crazy Guy!” All the women

    are so wild about him and his Famous Cheese Burgers and Key Lime Pies,

    Hellaciously Fantastic Tender and Delicious Prime Ribs and Prime Steaks.

    Drop Off the Bone Bar-B-Q Ribs, Pulled Pork and Beef Brisket.

    His Drop Dead Gorgeous Wife “Anita” together in they’re Historic Key

    Lime Pie Factory and Grill, where the Smiles and Ovens are always Warm

    and Friendly, Inviting You to Spend A Little Time Resting and Enjoying

    Your Time in They’re Little “Key West Island” near the Biltmore Estate

    Close By.

    You’ll Soon Learn Why People Call “Captain Kutchie

    Pelaez “The Most Interesting Man In The World!”…But don’t take our word

    for it, follow the Long Lines to “Anita and Captain Kutchie Pelaez’s Key

    West-Kutcharitaville Key Lime Pie Factory and Grill’. “The Place To Be”

    since 1976!

    Don’t be fooled into thinking that Jimmy Buffett

    designed or had anything to do with this place. That would be an insult.

    Kutchie’s was here long before anyone ever heard of JB…Sheesh!

    Donald Trump loves KUTCHARITAVILLE so much that he often has take-out

    flown to him in NEW YORK CITY! WOW! He must really love those original

    cheese burgers in paradise, we sure do, they have our vote for sure.

    My best friend said she heard last week that Donald Trump and Stephen

    Colbert together are planing on a Welcome to the USA Party for “Pope Francis”

    to be held soon over in Asheville, NC at “Kutcharitaville”.

    Some party that will be for sure!

    Think, I’ll just get all the girls together and we can all Nude-Up and

    go too “Captain Kutchie’s” and Get Drunk and Screw! Let’s Go Y’all!

    Captain Kutchie’s Key Lime Pies Are World Famous For Giving Everyone

    That Eats Them They’re Very First “PIEGASAM”….That’s Probably why one

    must be over 18 years of age to purchase or have an adult present.

    …Oh and all that Great Fall Off The Bone Bar-B-Q Slow Smoking “Carly Fiorino” say’s that she Can Smell They’re Butts Miles Away!

  11. Ricardo W German says:

    The new episode SNL SUCKS…………..please always talking , bad thing,about Mr Trump