In the 40 years of being aired in national television, the American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show Saturday Night Live (SNL) has continued to poke fun on the biggest stories in the United States and around the world.
So it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the long-running NBC sketch comedy and variety show SNL has given its hilarious spin on the New England Patriots’ Tom Brady Deflategate controversy that’s sweeping through professional American football.
In its latest episode of SNL, the show used its Weekend Update segment to get New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, portrayed by Taran Killam, to fess up to under-inflated the footballs. Killam was spot on in his hilarious role playing of the three-time Super Bowl MVP. “Let’s have a great interview,” Killiam said at the start of the skit to Che. “You have to stop being likable and answer my question!” Che quipped at one point during the segment. When Brady finally got around to answering the question, he said “I have no comment at this time and support our troops and God bless the USA.”
Tom Brady does have a history of working with the Saturday Night Live show. The 37-year-old QB hosted the show back in 2005. It’s not the first time that the SNL poked fun about the deflated footballs. Back in January, the show opened with a five-minute mock press conference after news of the controversy first broke.