Jamaican track star Usain Bolt made a cameo appearance for his first time his on Saturday Night Live during vice presidential debate parody, again showing his presence is not limited to the track.
Jason Sudeikis played the role of Vice President Joe Biden, while Taran Killam played Congressman Paul Ryan. Bolt was used to poke fun at a marathon time that Ryan lied about during the vice presidential debate last week. Ryan claimed that he ran a marathon under three hours, but he apparently had a memory lapse. Ryan has only run one marathon in his life, the 1990 Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota, finishing in 4 hours, 1 minute, and 25 seconds.
The sketch involved Ryan claiming that he won the 100-meter dash at the Olympics this summer, after which he brought Bolt out to confirm the claim. Bolt refuted the claim, which scored laughs from the audience.
After finishing his appearance on SNL Bolt tweeted: “Thanks to team of Saturday Night Live for making the first cameo experience so much fun… I will be back.’
Bolt does not seem to be shy person – indeed, he seems to bask in the attention being the fastest man in the world brings – and when he showed up to the Expendables 2 premiere in London in August, he was almost the star of the show.
Bolt, who took home three gold medals in this year’s Olympics for Jamaica, struck his famous “lightning bolt” pose in front of cameras at the UK premiere for the movie Expendables star Jason Statham even joined in on the fun and posed with Bolt.
In addition to Statham, other stars of the action-packed sequel also made appearances. Sylvester Stallone showed up with his wife and three daughters, his first appearance since the death of his son Sage last month. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren were also present.
His interests in activities outside the track also extend to soccer. He said he was contemplating asking for a tryout with Manchester United soccer team, claiming his game was of professional soccer level.