Jim Carrey made NBC News personalities Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie squirm on Sunday when he came to the “defense” of Brian Williams during the network’s “Saturday Night Live” 40th anniversary pre-show.
“Oh boy,” former “SNL” star Tina Fey said before Lauer checked his watch and joked, “Oh, look at the time.”
“I just want to say something in his defense,” Carrey said. “If the helicopter in front of me gets hit, I’m taking the story.”
Williams, the anchor of the network’s “Nightly News,” was suspended for six months without pay last week for telling a tale about traveling in a helicopter hit by RPG fire during the Iraq War.
“I made a mistake in recalling the events of 12 years ago,” Williams said during an on-air apology. “I said I was traveling in an aircraft that was hit by RPG fire; I was instead in a following aircraft.”