McCain to Appear on Saturday Night Live
Posted on Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:08 AM PDT

Television SNLTinaFey200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Just 3 days before the election, John McCain will appear on "Saturday Night Live," the long running sketch comedy show that has been a "must stop" for candidates during the campaign.

The Associated Press quotes Aides to the Republican nominee who are confirming the appearance.

Actor Ben Affleck, a supporter of Democratic candidate Barack Obama is hosting this week.

When McCain's running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, appeared on the show Oct. 18, "Saturday Night Live" earned its best ratings in 14 years. Former star and head writer Tina Fey, a Palin lookalike, has been at the center of the show's recent parodies of the campaign.

"SNL" regular Darrell Hammond impersonates McCain on the late-night show, now in its 34th season.

McCain last appeared on "Saturday Night Live" in May, after clinching the nomination and while the Democratic primary continued. The 72-year-old Arizona senator joked about his age, saying: "I ask you, what should we be looking for in our next president? Certainly, someone who is very, very, very old."