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Who is George Santos, the Politician Bowen Yang Impersonates on 'Saturday Night Live'

Who is George Santos, the Politician Bowen Yang Impersonates on 'Saturday Night Live'

Bowen Yang introduced a new recurring political impersonation during the January 21 episode of Saturday Night Live by getting in drag to impersonate a George Santos.

Since then he’s portrayed the character several additional times, most recently on the March 11 episode in the Oscars-inspired cold open. In it, he portrayed George pretending to be Tom Cruise.

You might be wondering who George is and why Bowen portrays him as something of a serial liar.

If you weren’t aware, George is a newly elected Republican in the United States House of Representatives. What has a newly elected Congressman done to attract the attention of the 32-year-old comedian and SNL?

Well, there’s a lot going on there.

Read more about George Santos and the Bowen Yang spoof on Saturday Night Live…

George has seemingly been caught in multiple lies since being elected, including about his family, work and educational history. He was even allegedly caught lying about his religious background and then claimed that he didn’t say he was Jewish but was “Jew-ish,” according to Reuters.

The openly gay politician has recently been called a hypocrite for his political beliefs and the controversial stance the Republican party has regarding the LGBTQ+ community after allegations arose that he performed as a drag queen years ago in Brazil.

After strongly denying that he had performed as a drag queen, TMZ reported that George did admit to dressing as a woman when he was “young” while still saying he wasn’t a drag queen.

“No, I was not a drag queen in Brazil,” he told photographers, seemingly admitting that he was in the photos circulating online. “I was young, and I had fun at a festival.”

That leads to Bowen‘s SNL spoofs, which poke fun at George‘s alleged lies.

Did you see that Bowen recently landed a major role?

Watch Bowen Yang’s first George Santos skit on Saturday Night Live below…

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