Hillary Clinton is reportedly making a “surprise” appearance on this weekend’s premiere of “Saturday Night Live.”
An NBC spokesperson declined to comment and Clinton’s campaign refused to confirm a New York Times report that Democratic presidential candidate is scheduled to be on the 41st season premiere of “SNL” this weekend.
The Times reported that Clinton will appear alongside cast member Kate McKinnon, who plays the candidate on the show.
According to the Times, Clinton’s appearance will take place during “the cold open,” the segment of the show when cast yells the signature phrase, “live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!”
The Times noted, however, that SNL creator Lorne Michaels is “well known for being tight-lipped about guests and has even changed the lineup at the last minute” and that this could be “a possibility” with Clinton.
For Clinton, the appearance is another in a recent flurry of appearances intended to allow her to show off her lighter side to voters.
She recently played along with Jimmy Fallon’s Donald Trump impression and did the popular dance “Whip/Nae Nae” on “Ellen” last month.
As for “Saturday Night Live,” the long-time comedy establishment looks to come roaring out of the gates thanks to its apparent secret Clinton appearance along with having bombastic pop star Miley Cyrus as its host.
While not much is known about the sketch, it would not be surprising to see Clinton cross paths with “SNL” cast member Taran Killam, who won the coveted role of playing Trump on the show.
There are also indications that Trump could be on the show this season. When asked on CNN’s “New Day” last week, Trump answered, “I’m not allowed to say.”