Comedian Dana Carvey destroyed President Biden in two skits when he took over “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in place of the vacationing host last week.
The “SNL” alum mocked Biden on Monday for the “fist bump heard round the world,” when the president met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud during a diplomatic trip.
“A lot of people are mad with President Biden because of the way he greeted the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia,” the comedian began. “You know Biden called him a ‘Pariah’ and as recently as last month said he wouldn’t even meet with him. But this weekend there they were broing it out.”
“Joe got a lot of flak for this, but I think we’re looking at this the wrong way, because if you slow it down and watch it again I think Biden was actually trying to punch MBS,” he joked, claiming that the president was attempting a poorly executed jab.
He also noted that Biden has gotten “feistier” recently. “Cause when he first came out he was like a soothing grandpa offering you butterscotch from his coin purse,” Carvey continued with a jab of his own at former president Donald Trump. “And then so on edge, we were, because we wanted this grandpa president because we had four years of Shouty McFat Pants.”
“But Biden came out as a really sleepy sweet grandpa and he’s always repeating the story, ‘Yeah went to Scranton. Grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania. My dad. My dad lost his job. No joke. I’m not kidding around here,’” Carvey quipped. “No human being in the world thinks that’s a joke. Nobody.”
The next day, the comedian impersonated both Biden and Trump in an imagined version of the 2024 presidential debate if they both ran. Kimmel’s sidekick Guillermo played moderator and asked what qualities make a candidate presidential.
“You’ve got a big smile, an honest handshake, a couple of corn-fed Secret Service fellas and wave your arms and legs around like ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’ style, come on!” Carvey as Biden respond. “Then people know you’re still kickin,’ Gotta work together with Kamala Harris – Harrison Ford, pardon me, Henry Ford, excuse me, Machine Gun Kelly, come on!”
As Trump, Carvey remarked, “Don’t be rude. Don’t be rude. You were nice, now you’re not so nice. I know nice. Everybody’s nicer than me. Nobody’s nicer than me, excuse me. Everybody’s saying it — even Kim Jong-un. Tiny Kim.”
When Guillermo asked what could be done about skyrocketing gas prices, Carvey as Biden clapped back, “Look here, amigo. You don’t need a gas station for gasoline. Gas stations are for selling, selling soda pops and nudie magazines. And reading in the woods.”
Watch the skit: