In a commercial for a new NBC drama called “This Is U.S.,” which “SNL” said critics were calling “like ‘This Is Us’ but without the parts that feel good,” Brown played Ben Carson, Leslie Jones was his wife, Pete Davidson was Jared Kushner, Aidy Bryant was Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Kate McKinnon was Kellyanne Conway.
True to “This Is Us” form, this political version also had tributes to those who were lost — namely those who were ousted from the White House. Bryant as Sanders cried on a couch next to urns with labels including Sean Spicer’s name as well as Hope Hicks’ name.
“Of course, there’s hella crying,” the narrator said of the series.
In his monologue, Brown also mentioned how “This Is Us” is the saddest show on television — “other than the news” — and joked about the show’s success spurring after shows and spinoffs “That Was Them” and “This Us.”
Watch “This Is U.S.” below:
Watch Brown’s monologue below:
“Saturday Night Live” airs live coast-to-coast at 11:30 p.m. ET / 8:30 p.m. PT on NBC.