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Hillary Clinton is coming to "Saturday Night Live"

The presidential candidate is scheduled to appear on the season opener this Saturday


Anna Silman
October 1, 2015 10:51PM (UTC)

Hillary Clinton is heading back to Studio 8H.

According to the New York Times, the presidential candidate and former Secretary of State will appear on “Saturday Night Live’s” season premiere this Saturday, kicking off what promises to be a fruitful, impression-rich election season for the long-running sketch comedy show. The campaign refused to confirm the top-secret appearance, but sources confirm that Clinton turned down the opportunity to give the keynote speech at the Human Rights Campaign in order to appear on the show.

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Clinton has a long history with “Saturday Night Live,” having been portrayed by cast-members such as Jan Hooks, Janeane Garofalo, Ana Gasteyer, Amy Poehler and Kate McKinnon over the years, and famously cameoing in a sketch alongside Poehler during the 2008 election.

The appearance comes as part of a concerted -- and so far, pretty successful! -- push by Clinton to create a more accessible public persona, from mocking Trump on “The Tonight Show" to doing an interview for Lena Dunham's "Lenny" newsletter earlier this week. According to the Times, Clinton will appear her alongside current impressionist Kate McKinnon during the cold open, and will "likely poke fun at herself for attempting to be appear more authentic while carefully plotting her path to the presidency.”

No word on whether host Miley Cyrus will bust out her memorable Clinton impression for the occasion, but we have our fingers crossed.

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