President Donald Trump may be in hospital with COVID-19. But that didn’t mean Saturday Night Live threw punches at him in the show’s big season 46 premiere.
After Jim Carrey’s Joe Biden paused the cold sketch of open debate to celebrate the “science and karma” leading up to this moment, host Chris Rock opened his monologue by addressing the “elephant in the room” .
“President Trump is in the hospital from COVID and, you know, I just want to say my heart goes to COVID,” joked the comedian.
Rock continued to recognize the strangeness of SNL returning to live entertainment from his New York studio amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Everyone in this audience has been vetted and all week I̵
Later, he explained how, in his opinion, the whole experience should make America rethink its relationship with the government. “I think Joe Biden should be the very last president ever,” Rock said. “I mean, we also need a President President? “
“I mean, what have you been doing for four years, no matter what?” churches. “Show me a job. For example, if you hire a cook and he makes people throw up every day, you sit there and say, ‘Well, he’s got a four-year contract. We just have to throw up for another four years. ‘”
“Do you realize there are more rules in a game show than running for president? Like Donald Trump left a game show to run for president because it was easier,” joked Rock. “You can’t just throw your son on Danger, or your son-in-law. Steve Harvey can’t start his own family Family feud. “
But he also criticized the Democrats for not doing a better job by beating him. “Do the Democrats also want to win?” churches. “Democrats continue to support 75-year-olds to run against Trump. One thing we can say about Trump is that he has more energy than any 75-year-old person on the face of the earth. Mick Jagger also says “Slow down, Donald”. “
“Hey, we have to take it seriously,” Rock said. “We have to go out, we have to vote. But they don’t want us to vote. The government doesn’t want you to vote. Because I know they don’t want you to vote? Because election day is a Tuesday in November.” He added: “If this show were ‘Tuesday Night Live’, it would have been canceled in 1975.”
Eventually, Rock wrapped things up with an inspirational quote from James Baldwin: “Not everything faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it’s addressed.”
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