How SNL's parody compared with the real CNN LGBTQ 2020 town hall

  • Published on Oct 13, 2019
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  • south west
    south west Day ago

    Art imitates life and vice versa, which is the stranger snl or cnn?

  • Ron502008
    Ron502008 Day ago

    At 1:24 So let me get this straight...Joe Biden was the ONLY White Lifeguard. OK.

  • Lukav
    Lukav 3 days ago +1

    Be kind to everyone. Except Trump, apparently.

  • Terry Bonnell
    Terry Bonnell 4 days ago

    Pocahontas gets wild when she hits the firewater and Creepy Uncle Joe,well he just likes to sniff everything.

  • Harry Helen
    Harry Helen 10 days ago

    Lol. Circus !!!!!!!!!! Lol

  • cdb broadfield
    cdb broadfield 13 days ago

    Ellen degenerate is a joke be kind to everyone. I don’t think she’s kind to the president of the United States. Donald Trump

  • Coffy Mix
    Coffy Mix 14 days ago

    I would go on a limb and say that the SNL is a more accurate account than the CNN's

  • Patty Hays
    Patty Hays 17 days ago

    Ellen has some funky ears!

  • Joe Me
    Joe Me 21 day ago

    Back in click click click humditty dum a rum bum bum gee wilkers clickity clap ought 42 I picked a burger and was going to sling it out the window but BUUUT MY DADDY said a booger wasted is worth 2 in the bush. 😳 IRLMMFAO at these fools! Liberals eatn this shite up. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Burnin Worm
    Burnin Worm 21 day ago

    Damn Ellen ,,you made perfect sense

  • Matthew Madden
    Matthew Madden 23 days ago +1

    The hell was Ellens iphone comment for..?

  • Awkward Occurrence Late Night Show

    Being gay is sin. Leaders over at GLADD are trying to twist the bible an say Gay isnt sin n say "God loves you just like you are" . No. The truth hurts and helļ hurts even more if you do not repent. Pray you the best but twisting the bible doesnt fly these days. If you die gay you will burn gay.

    • Alex Mulvihill
      Alex Mulvihill 23 days ago

      Awkward Occurrence Late Night Show get a life moron

  • Buddhi Dev
    Buddhi Dev 23 days ago

    SNL actors did a great job

  • Hillary Clinton
    Hillary Clinton 23 days ago

    Ellen is so right. I have never seen her mad

  • Tom Fu
    Tom Fu 24 days ago +3

    The story reminds me an old Eastern block joke. Call to Radio Jerevan: "Is it true, Ivan Ivanovich from Moscow won a car?" Answer: "It is true, but it was not in Moscow but in Leningrad, it was not a car but a bicycle and he didn't win it but it was stolen from him..."

  • Racheal the Otaku
    Racheal the Otaku 24 days ago +2

    I know Biden didn't just say he was getting a job and was the "only white guy in the hood" 😂😂

  • WizardToby
    WizardToby 24 days ago +4

    Wise words from Ellen "be kind to everyone"

    • Joeislayf
      Joeislayf 13 days ago

      CCLGamer just take it with a grain of salt, being kind to everyone is just basic moral conduct and who cares what club they're in, I'm in Asia lmao

    • CCLGamer
      CCLGamer 14 days ago

      Except, Ellen is a gatekeeper, and she works for the deep state, and so do the Clinton's and the Bush's. It really doesn't matter what they call themselves, it is a big club and you ain't in it. She does not extend the same cutesy to Trump, because Trump is not in the club.

  • Lone Star
    Lone Star 24 days ago +1

    Frankly i think the real town hall was funnier.

  • The Death Twitch
    The Death Twitch 24 days ago


  • Zach Crouse
    Zach Crouse 25 days ago

    What do you call a parody of a parody anyway?

  • Joseph Raymond
    Joseph Raymond 25 days ago

    sooooooo ellen for president

  • Miyamoto’s Apprentice Jim Vaughan

    _Good on you Ellen!_ 👏

  • I'm Iron Man
    I'm Iron Man 26 days ago +1

    Elizabeth warren looks like Merkel.

  • Dylan Clark
    Dylan Clark 26 days ago

    Pete 2020!!!

  • Mary Clark
    Mary Clark 26 days ago +8

    I don't generally agree with Ellen on anything but I totally agree that we should try to be kind to everyone regardless of our differences. That is a great message to get out there.

    • Maaz Kalim
      Maaz Kalim 14 days ago

      .@CCLGamer "Deep State" who?
      The very same one who ensures America's "National Security" by strip-searching random people in the batches of CPB and TSA( is that also the "Deep State" that allows the latter, responsible for "boarding the plane"/"leaving the country" folks; to get far more bad rep than the former, which has been given the appearance as if harmless - in fact, when they're the ones nurturing the bad-rep of Uncle Sam almost single-handedly)??
      The very same one who has occupied a part of "enemy territory[ on [UNILATERAL] lease]" to run a mega prison-camp over there, so that the random world-citizen it abducts never face the light of Justice and die their slow-deaths over there? And hence, trumpeting their "Land of the Free" jingle???

    • Mary Clark
      Mary Clark 14 days ago +1

      @CCLGamer Yes the corruption is deep. I have no use for Hollywood anymore.

    • CCLGamer
      CCLGamer 14 days ago

      Except, Ellen is a gatekeeper, and she works for the deep state, and so do the Clinton's and the Bush's. It really doesn't matter what they call themselves, it is a big club and you ain't in it. She does not extend the same cutesy to Trump, because Trump is not in the club.

    • Maaz Kalim
      Maaz Kalim 22 days ago


  • rnjbond
    rnjbond 26 days ago

    Wait you mean the real Elizabeth Warren doesn't wear sunglasses on stage?

  • Matt Esteves
    Matt Esteves 26 days ago

    I MUCH rather SNL making fun of Biden or whoever the next four years if that means trump will finally take a seat.

  • yoylos3p
    yoylos3p 26 days ago

    Can’t wait for Ellen to have any of the Trumps in her show.

  • That1lameguy
    That1lameguy 26 days ago

    And people wanna elect these lunatics? Wtf. Smh

    • That1lameguy
      That1lameguy 22 days ago

      Are you really that ignorant? I feel sorry for you.

    • Alex Mulvihill
      Alex Mulvihill 22 days ago

      That1lameguy yeah they are lmao. Trumps a traitor who doesn’t understand the military or trade

    • That1lameguy
      That1lameguy 22 days ago

      No. They’re really not.

    • Alex Mulvihill
      Alex Mulvihill 23 days ago

      That1lameguy they’re better than trump

  • Edward Oberon
    Edward Oberon 27 days ago

    Meh... Nope. Still not supporting Liz...

  • ytmndan
    ytmndan 27 days ago +2

    That town hall was basically one long Trump ad.

  • ConservativeEvan
    ConservativeEvan 27 days ago +1

    None of them are funny except the black guys.
    White people are forcing themselves to be funny, it's just ridiculous and looks insincere of humour!!!
    white people that legendary figures in comedy are chris farley, adam Sandler, david spade, belushi bros, bill Murray, steve Martin, will Farrell, comedy came very naturally for them!!!
    That cast was funny!!!
    Not these guys!!!
    woody's disgusting, damaged smile is DISGUSTING and revolting !!!!
    Get it fixed freak!!

  • Rys0n
    Rys0n 27 days ago

    This is so poorly edited. It doesn't make the comparisons very well, switches between the audio tracks almost randomly sometimes, and ends with Ellen.... What does Ellen have to do with comparing the SNL skit to the actual debate? It's just a jab joke they made in the skit. It has literally nothing to do with the focus of the video, but you ended the video with it!

  • SuperOmnicron
    SuperOmnicron 27 days ago +1

    No, the REAL thing was much more hilarious. 😆

  • Waweru Ngigi
    Waweru Ngigi 27 days ago

    The lizard people tendencies are coming out

  • Dean Crisco
    Dean Crisco 27 days ago

    Interesting a parody of a clown show. Never thought I'd live to see this day.

    • Maaz Kalim
      Maaz Kalim 22 days ago

      “Clown show”: Why???
      Because of the topic, ya coy!?! 😏

  • Fataudama
    Fataudama 27 days ago

    wow i can't even tell the difference

  • barnes john
    barnes john 27 days ago

    Amazingly beautiful wonderful & kind

  • hadleylauren
    hadleylauren 28 days ago

    can someone just put biden out of his misery already

  • x omega
    x omega 28 days ago

    Half my family is Republican the other halves Democratic so in short they both are dumbasses because they don't vote off a logic they based off of emotions

  • Brill Smith
    Brill Smith 28 days ago

    i love woody

  • Ali Shah
    Ali Shah 28 days ago +1

    Its not about liking or disliking someone based on their beliefs. Its about being friends with someone who raged a war in another country which killed hundreds of thousands of peoples.

    • Ali Shah
      Ali Shah 24 days ago

      Jaybee ok i will edit.

    • Jaybee
      Jaybee 27 days ago

      Not millions. More like 500,000.

  • Yan big-time inc
    Yan big-time inc 28 days ago

    Trump 2020 Is going to be the best joke of all

  • Jesse Eden
    Jesse Eden 28 days ago


  • Shen Shen
    Shen Shen 28 days ago


  • MiiaBournewold
    MiiaBournewold 28 days ago +8

    I strongly agree with Ellen and want to say if you only hung out with people who had the same beliefs or mindset as you .you wouldn't see outside your bubble or experience new ideas or topics you may not have thought about . Break out of your cube

    • Progressive Humanist
      Progressive Humanist 26 days ago +1

      Being a friend of someone who is immoral to his/her core is quite different than being a friend of someone who has different beliefs than you. Bushy is an immoral nothing of a person filled with hate and intolerance and no decent person could stand to be around such a monster.

    • sophia sini
      sophia sini 27 days ago +10

      That's true, but there's a difference between being friends with people who have different ideas (e.g. different ideas about democracy and government) and being friends with someone who has shown themselves to be morally reprehensible through causing unimaginable suffering. Not only is he a war criminal who started an illegal war, but he suppressed information that could have prevented the lives lost in 9/11 and Katrina.

    • gino paolino
      gino paolino 28 days ago +5

      usually breaking out of your cube doesn t involve cozing up to a war criminal

  • Jak Stedman
    Jak Stedman 28 days ago

    This’ll probably be the only time I say this...
    Fucken oath Ellen. Fucken oath.

  • Jumpman056
    Jumpman056 28 days ago +3

    Woody Harrison’s is even more funny watching it side by side😂

  • Gab Badd
    Gab Badd 28 days ago

    So where is Lesley Jones

    • Gab Badd
      Gab Badd 28 days ago

      Erica Gamet thanks, I had no idea??😒

    • Erica Gamet
      Erica Gamet 28 days ago

      She's not on SNL anymore.

  • Robert Hayes
    Robert Hayes 29 days ago

    There was an actual BLT one? Why?

  • Community Impact
    Community Impact 29 days ago

    Is this another attempt give Ellen more screen time than she already has? Just ruined the whole thing for me... use more time bringing awareness to the death of transgender women of color, Ellen is fine!

  • Human 101
    Human 101 29 days ago +1

    I'd be cool with Kate McKinnon for president

    • Annora
      Annora 25 days ago

      Me too. It would be hilarious and she could probably get world leaders to think about things differently.

  • Chris Ducat
    Chris Ducat 29 days ago +1

    Kate is just an incredible performer on SNL...I suspect Lorne will hold onto her as long as he can, she won't be replaceable.

  • Tiki80
    Tiki80 29 days ago

    Omg Kates burns!!!! She was grt as hillary and now killing it as Warren!

  • Mikayla Locklear
    Mikayla Locklear 29 days ago +3


  • preeti 2112
    preeti 2112 29 days ago

    Be kind to mass murderers

  • J S
    J S 29 days ago

    colin johst was so cute in that parody! Scarlett, good for you!

  • Johnny Cox
    Johnny Cox 29 days ago

    Why did this turn into Pro-Ellen propaganda?

  • Leroy Casterline
    Leroy Casterline 29 days ago

    Ellen was spot on.

  • Johnson Johnson
    Johnson Johnson 29 days ago +5

    Every time I see that Ellen speech it just boils my blood. Seriously, Ellen? Did you just plug iPhone at the same time you defended yourself for being friends with a war criminal... not to mention a war criminal who thinks that you should be a second class citizen? You're really the worst, aren't you?