Published Apr 27, 2018Rob Schneider was a Saturday Night Live cast member from 1990 to 1994, but it's unlikely he'll be popping in for a cameo any time soon. After all, he spoke out against the show in a new interview with the New York Daily News.
Schneider explained that he's not impressed with the way SNL has so clearly taken a stand against Donald Trump.
"The fun of Saturday Night Live was always you never knew which way they leaned politically," he said. "You kind of assumed they would lean more left and liberal, but now the cat's out of the bag they are completely against Trump, which I think makes it less interesting because you know the direction the piece is going."
He added that Alec Baldwin's begrudging Trump impersonation is too hateful, saying there's "nothing but a fuming, seething anger toward the person he plays."
He then compared Baldwin's Trump with Dana Carvey's George H.W. Bush. "Carvey played it respectfully," Schneider said. "To me, the genius of Dana Carvey was Dana always had empathy for the people he played.... Alec Baldwin is a brilliant actor, [but] he's not a comedian. I don't find his impression to be comical. Because, like I said, I know the way his politics lean and it spoils any surprise. There's no possible surprise. He so clearly hates the man he's playing."