Bowen Yang played U.S. Representative George Santos, who found himself at the center of an investigation into his campaign donation spending, during the “Saturday Night Live” Weekend Update.
Santos was found by a House Ethics Committee report to have spent tens of thousands of campaign dollars on designer clothes and shoes, Botox, OnlyFans, personal trips and casino roulette tables. More than $40,000 from his campaign’s bank account was found to have not been reported to the Federal Election Commision and used for personal expenses.
As Santos, Yang joined Weekend Update co-host Colin Jost to discuss the illegal spending. “George, this is serious. They’re calling for your expulsion,” Jost said. “Well then, girl, ‘expul’ me!” Yang’s Santos replied.
“Isn’t Congress kind of like OnlyFans anyway? People paying you to do nasty things on a sad, bad livestream?” he said, attempting to defend himself.
Much like the real Santos, Yang’s character couldn’t stop getting caught in absurd lies, such as starring in “Lady Marmalade 2” with Pink, Christina Aguilera, Myá and Lil’ Kim, being at the Stonewall riots, going to Martha Stewart’s Friendsgiving and inventing the “Pitch Perfect” cup song.
Jason Momoa hosted the latest “Saturday Night Live” ahead of his new DC movie, “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” which is swimming to theaters on Dec. 22. It’s the long awaited sequel to his first “Aquaman” film from 2018 that was a hit with fans and grossed more than $1 billion at the box office. Momoa previously hosted “Saturday Night Live” in 2018, his hosting debut, with Mumford and Sons as his musical guest.
In addition to the “Aquaman” sequel, Momoa appeared as the colorful villain Dante Reyes in Universal’s “Fast X” earlier this year. He also reprised his Aquaman role in the post-credits scene of “The Flash.”
This season of “Saturday Night Live” has so far had Pete Davidson, Bad Bunny, Nate Bargatze and Timothee Chalamet as hosts, plus Ice Spice, the Foo Fighters and Boygenius as musical guests. Bad Bunny pulled double duty and both hosted and performed. Singer Tate McRae performs on Momoa’s episode. There has also been an influx of celebrity cameos this season, including Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce, Pedro Pascal, Lady Gaga, Mick Jagger, Alec Baldwin, Christopher Walken and more.