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Sigourney Weaver Joins Samantha Bee in the 2020 Election Hellscape

How do you kick off a political humor show when the whole world is suffering from massive political burnout? Go off-world, of course. Samantha Bee started her 2019 Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner with an extended Aliens parody, complete with Sigourney Weaver reprising her role as Ripley. Between the sketch and the Alien high school play, Weaver has been rippled out this weekend. Bee played a Newt-like version of herself, scared and living alone on a vessel taken over by reporters running away from the 2020 election. Bee expressed our nation’s greatest fear, that “Nate Silver is going to fuck us again!” 538 playing God: there’s your sci-fi dystopia.

Sam Bee and Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley Kick Off Not the WHCD