SNL Transcripts: Ben Affleck: 11/01/08: Ben Affleck’s Monologue



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  Season 34: Episode 7




08g: Ben Affleck / David Cook

Ben Affleck’s Monologue

…..Ben Affleck

Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen — Ben Affleck!

Ben Affleck: Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank you very much! It’s great to be back in New York, hosting “Saturday Night Live”. Uh — of course, like many of you, my mind is on next Tuesday, and this… incredibly important election. Uh, I’ve always been politiclaly active, myself. When I was a kid, my mom took me around to canvas for Jimmy Carter when he ran for re-election against Reagan. Uh, I even volunteered for — for — for Mondale and Ferraro. Of course, they lost, but, uh — I did a little work for Dukakis when I was in high school. In 1992, I, uh — volunteered for Paul Tsongas. He didn’t win. [ he clears his throat ] Then, GORE! Uh — then, Kerry. [ he clear his throat, embarrassed by his track record of failure ] So… basically, my support has the opposite effect. So, it seems the best thing I can do for the Democratic Party candidate — uh — is to stand here tonight, and announce my endorsement of Sen. John McCain. [ audience cheers ] He’s actually here tonight! He’s a great guy — I can’t wait to tell him the good news, I’m sure he’ll be thrilled!

We have a great show tonight — David Cook is here. Stick around, we’ll be right back!

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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King is directing his fourteenth season of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him nine Emmys and thirteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for thirteen DGA Awards and won in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Mr. King is also the creative director of Broadway Worldwide which brings theatrical events to theaters. The company has produced Smokey Joe’s Café; Putting It Together with Carol Burnett; Jekyll & Hyde; and Memphis, all directed by Mr. King. He completed the screen capture of Broadway's Romeo & Juliet in 2013. - LinkedIn

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