02/14/2015 11:30 am ET Updated Feb 14, 2015

Al Sharpton Hosts His 'SNL' Doppelganger Kenan Thompson on 'PoliticsNation'

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Tell-it-like-it-is Rev. Al Sharpton may be one of the most easily imitated personalities on TV, and if you haven’t seen Kenan Thompson’s spot-on impression of him on "Saturday Night Live," you’re missing out.

The civil rights leader and activist hosted his SNL doppelganger on MSNBC's "PoliticsNation" last night, asking the comedian whether he worries about running into figures he’s impersonated.

"We're cool; I mean we know each other for over 12 years or so,” Sharpton said. “But do you ever worry about mocking people if you have to see them?”

“I was really worried about running into Star Jones back in the day,” Thompson responded. “She’s a larger lady, so I didn’t want to have any problems with her back then.”

Sharpton, who lost over half his body weight through diet and exercise in 2014, also suggested Thompson needed to trim down to perfect his impression.

The "PoliticsNation" host said he found the impersonation “flattering.”

“People ask me and I think it’s nothing but fun,” Sharpton said.