“SNL” star Chloe Fineman made the extremely short commute from Studio 8H to Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” set on Tuesday, when she broke out some of her best impressions while reading “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.”
Fineman did, in order: Reese Witherspoon, Drew Barrymore, Margaret Thatcher, Nicole Kidman, Phoebe Waller Bridge, Timothée Chalamet and Meryl Streep.
There was a well-executed camera gag for PWB’s page.
Fineman’s Witherspoon was just alright, but the impersonations took off (like a sleigh being pulled by eight reindeer) from there. Thatcher was another highlight, though she might have really been doing Gillian Anderson doing the Iron Lady on Netflix’s “The Crown.” Either way.
The classic holiday poem was rewritten to fit her characters perfectly, so nice job with that too.
Watch the video above.
Perfectly, Chalamet is hosting “Saturday Night Live” this weekend with musical guest Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. So, expect some sort of “Chalamet Meets Chalamet” sketch with Fineman doing her thing.
We’re not sure if Chloe does a particularly good Kristen Wiig impression, but that’s who is hosting the “SNL” Christmas show the following Saturday. Wiig’s musical guest is English singer Dua Lipa.
“Saturday Night Live” Season 46 then takes a well-deserved holiday break.
Readers who didn’t know Chloe Fineman by name before last night’s hangout with Jimmy Fallon may have previously met her by the Barrymore impression. Watch Fineman explain how she came up with that one via the video at the bottom of this post. The origins, of course, were through Chloe’s weird Aunt Eileen from Baltimore, who definitely believes in ghosts.
Isn’t it always an Aunt Eileen from a haunted home in Baltimore?
Fallon knows a thing or two about the real Drew Barrymore — the two starred together in 2005 feature film “Fever Pitch.” So if anyone was gonna be a critic…