On a show like Saturday Night Live keeping your composure is probably the hardest, especially when your telling a crazy story about alien abduction. Last night, Ryan Gosling hosted SNL and took part in one of their best sketches in a while.
In “Close Encounters,” Gosling, Cecily Strong, and Kate McKinnon play characters who have been abducted by aliens. They begin to share their experiences with Pentagon officials—Aidy Bryant and Bobby Moynihan. Strong and Gosling play hippie-like figures who had pleasant experiences with the aliens, but McKinnon, always the standout, plays a middle-aged chain smoker whose time with the “gray aliens” were a bit unpleasant.
As she her bizarre story continues to unfold the rest of the cast, especially Gosling, couldn’t restrain from breaking character to hold back the laughs. Watching everyone struggling to keep their composure made the wild skit a whole lot funnier. Check it out above.