All eyes were on Saturday Night Live this weekend to see how the show would address Joe Biden’s triumph over Donald Trump.
First up was Jim Carrey, whose Biden channeled Ace Ventura and called Trump a “la-who-ser”. Then came Dave Chappelle, who used his opening monologue to lament the enduring national divide. It wasn’t until Weekend Update that the show really got down to business and pointed out just how surreal it was to see Trump’s reelection campaign go down in flames.
“The most important thing about Donald Trump losing this election is that pretty soon we will never have to listen to Donald Trump again,” Colin Jost said. “We may want to listen sometimes for entertainment, just like we might want to slow down to get a better look at a burning car, but we don’t have to.
“Before Trump was president, no one ever cared what he said,” Jost continued. “No one was ever like, ‘Hmm, I wonder what the least successful real-estate developer in New York thinks about this.’ In three months, Trump will just be another guy yelling conspiracy theories in the background.”
As for Chappelle, he made the most of what little material he had, including a laugh-out-loud commentary on PC culture cancelling beloved food mascots, and a Trump sketch that mirrored an infamous 1994 car chase involving a certain white Ford Bronco.
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