Friday 23 August 2019

'Angry little leprechaun' - Saturday Night Live spoofed Conor McGregor and butchered his accent

Alex Moffatt spoofs Conor McGregor in SNL 'Where'd Your Money Go?' game show skit
Alex Moffatt spoofs Conor McGregor in SNL 'Where'd Your Money Go?' game show skit
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Saturday Night Live spoofed Conor McGregor for the first time this week and completely butchered his accent.

Comedian and SNL star Alex Moffatt played the UFC lightweight champion in a game show skit called Where'd Your Money Go, a twist on the US show Jeoprady.

Host Charles Barkley, played by Keenan Mitchell, quizzed the "ignorant millionaires" on how they spent their vast fotune.

Moffatt as McGregor was dressed in a faux mink coat as a nod to the Gucci fur McGregor wore at the UFC 205 pre-fight press conference last month in New York.

Mitchell as Barkley ribbed McGregor for his love of expensive suits and recent purchase of a $350,000 Rolls Royce. He told McGregor that he needed to get himself a Roth IRA (a special US retirement account with tax incentives).

"I've been in the IRA since Protestants moved into my neighborhood," Moffat as McGregor quipped in an accent that was somewhere between a fantasy west Cork and Kerry land with hints of Hollywood 'Oirish' and echoes of Darby O'Gill.

Later, Mitchell as Barkley calls Moffat's McGregor an "angry little leprechaun" after he provided an inappropriate answer to a question about a stripper.

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