Sean Spicer and Melissa McCarthy probably owe each other more than the other realizes. McCarthy’s notable impression of Spicer on SNL has become an over-the-top staple of the political lampooning on the show, and Spicer probably wouldn’t be nearly as well-known if it weren’t for her impression.
In last night’s Emmy presentation, host Stephen Colbert decided to call in one of many cameo’s, setting the tone for a night that would be full of them.
It started by Colbert asking the audience if any of them knew how many people were in the audience. A seemingly rhetorical question with no expected response, Sean Spicer emerged from backstage, accompanied by a podium.
That’s when he did his best impression of Melissa McCarthy doing an impression of Sean Spicer:
McCarthy looked a little embarrassed when she saw Spencer make his way out on to the stage. His appearance drew notable reactions from a number of the celebrities in the audience, notable “House of Cards” Kevin Spacey.
It was one of the more memorable editions of the Emmy’s in a long time, and Colbert has drawn rave reviews for his performance as host of the ceremony.