In a speech connected Glenn Beck's podcast, Schneider said that McKinnon's post-presidential predetermination acold unfastened astatine the piano, during which she sang Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" dressed arsenic Hilary Clinton, was the opening of the extremity for the show.
"I hatred to crap connected my ain show," helium said. "When Hillary Clinton mislaid — which is understandable. She's not precisely the astir likable idiosyncratic successful the room. And past erstwhile Kate McKinnon went retired determination connected 'Saturday Night Live' successful the acold opening and each that, and she started dressed arsenic Hillary Clinton, and she started playing 'Hallelujah,' I virtually prayed. 'Please person a gag astatine the end.'"
He continued: "Don't bash this. Please don't spell down there.' And determination was nary gag astatine the end, and I went, 'It's over. It's over. It's not gonna travel back.'"
McKinnon has often played Clinton connected the amusement implicit the years, earlier announcing this past play would beryllium her past connected the show.
Schneider went connected to speech astir late-night hosts connected tv being openly partisan, saying they each person the aforesaid ideas.
"That's however you cognize they're not absorbing anymore," helium said.
Schneider was hired arsenic a writer connected "SNL" successful 1988 and was a main formed subordinate from 1990 to 1994.