Laura Ingraham joins SNL's Weekend Update to tout new advertisers

Angelo Anderson
April 16, 2018

On Saturday Night Live this week, Ingraham (portrayed by Kate McKinnon), appeared on Weekend Update where she talked about her "planned" vacation and new sponsors with host Colin Jost.

- Lady Bump Stock: "The lightweight bump stocks for delicate hands".

"Ingraham" also touted Shkreli's Jelly, named after "Pharma Bro" and Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli, who was roasted after he raised the price of a potentially lifesaving medication from $13.50 a pill to $750.

She also mentioned My Pillow and Shkreli's Jelly: "It's just jelly that's $8,000 a jar". "However, we have adjusted this schedule so it will not include Ms. Ingraham's show". That was the show's highest monthly rating since it launched in October.

"The Ingraham Angle" has been hit by an advertiser boycott campaign spearheaded by Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg after Ingraham mocked him for "whining" about his rejection from several California colleges.

Earlier this week, Red Lobster, Blue Apron and Slimfast joined a group of more than 20 sponsors who have pulled their advertising from the show. During Ingraham's vacation, Jack Abernethy, co-president of Fox News, said in a statement: "We can not and will not allow voices to be censored by agenda-driven intimidation efforts".

SNL's Ingraham refuses to back down from what she mockingly calls the "tolerant left".

"After spewing venom for decades, Twitter has suddenly made me accountable?" As for McKinnon as Ingraham, what are your thoughts?

"It's my right to bully people without being bullied in return", Ingraham says of sponsors bowing out of her show in droves following her attack on Hogg. "But I will continue to protect the First Amendment: that's my right to bully people without being bullied in return".

But there was a bright spot for Ingraham on Thursday night: Among the episode's 12 national advertisers was Ace Hardware, which reversed its previous decision to stop sponsoring the show.

"Don't boycott my show".

When Jost asked whether the sponsors were real, she said, "What do you want me to say?"

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