On Jan. 26, Saturday Night Live's timely cold open featured veteran comedian Steve Martin as recently indicted Roger Stone. Martin portrayed President Donald Trump's former aide during an interview with Tucker Carlson (played by Alex Moffat), and they discussed the seven charges against Stone.
SNL's Carlson attempted to steer Stone toward a narrative of self-pity and frailty. "The pity thing . . . I'm a poor, helpless old man. I'm 66, I'm almost as old as Sting!" Martin's Stone said. He ended his remarks with a bold request for the president: "Pardon me!" Watch the full skit above, which also included Kate McKinnon as Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Cecily Strong as Jeanine Pirro.