MEDIA

Al Sharpton Hosts His 'SNL' Doppelganger Kenan Thompson on 'PoliticsNation'

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 07:  'Saturday Night Live' cast members Cecily Strong (L) and Kenan Thompson as the Rev. Al Sharpton
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 07: 'Saturday Night Live' cast members Cecily Strong (L) and Kenan Thompson as the Rev. Al Sharpton perform during a keynote address by Yahoo! President and CEO Marissa Mayer at the 2014 International CES at The Las Vegas Hotel & Casino on January 7, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 10 and is expected to feature 3,200 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to about 150,000 attendees. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Tell-it-like-it-is Rev. Al Sharpton may be one of the most easily imitated personalities on TV, and if you haven’t seen Kenan Thompson’s spot-on impression of him on "Saturday Night Live," you’re missing out.

The civil rights leader and activist hosted his SNL doppelganger on MSNBC's "PoliticsNation" last night, asking the comedian whether he worries about running into figures he’s impersonated.

"We're cool; I mean we know each other for over 12 years or so,” Sharpton said. “But do you ever worry about mocking people if you have to see them?”

“I was really worried about running into Star Jones back in the day,” Thompson responded. “She’s a larger lady, so I didn’t want to have any problems with her back then.”

Sharpton, who lost over half his body weight through diet and exercise in 2014, also suggested Thompson needed to trim down to perfect his impression.

The "PoliticsNation" host said he found the impersonation “flattering.”

“People ask me and I think it’s nothing but fun,” Sharpton said.

HuffPost

BEFORE YOU GO