SNL parodies Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

Toronto mayor Rob Ford has, once again, been parodied on late night television, but this time it’s at the hands of Saturday Night Live.


The Canadian politician – who has admitted to smoking crack cocaine, buying drugs, and drinking and driving – was the subject of ruthless caricature on the latest episode of SNL. The episode's opening sketch shows the mayor apologizing in a series of press conferences for his behaviour.

“I goofed up, eh,” the mayor, played by Bobby Moynihan, tells the CBC. “My face is as red as a Boxing Day ham.”


Off-colour sexual comments the mayor made about his wife last week also added fuel to the Rob Ford flame during the SNL Weekend Update segment.


Rob’s notoriety has been making waves in the entertainment industry, with Jon Stewart, Steven Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel and David Letterman all having a go at Toronto’s embattled mayor.  


Actor Charlie Sheen, meanwhile – who is similarly infamous for his drug use and erratic behavior – has reached out through Twitter to offer the mayor his support.


Rob has apparently watched the SNL clip, telling a Splash News freelancer, “Yeah, it's crazy man.”

Watch the opening sketch below.




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