At least one tornado of this week’s election will feel like déjà vu: COmedian Dave Chappell is coming back SNL On stage again this weekend, to take the day after the show’s election as they did in 2016.
The opening monologue of the chapel is expected to set the mood of the show. In 2016, Donald Trump lost the popular vote for Hillary Clinton, but defeated her in electoral college votes, reassuring Chapel’s tone, and surprised some.
The award-winning comedian said, “I wish Donald Trump luck.” “And I’m going to give him a chance, and we, historically maligned, demand that he give us one too.”
Well, let us see how it turned out.
By Monday morning, Variety There are reports that a musical guest for SNL’s November 7 live show is yet to be announced. according to Atlanta Journal Constitution, Chappell was probably testing his stuff at the ATL last weekend. Chappell, who recently won an Emmy for his 2019 Netflix stand-up special Poles and stones, Multiple (limited capacity) shows at the Atlanta Comedy Theater. The club was overshadowed by 100 attendees on one night for a socially disturbing show Club-goers and personnel were required to rapidly test COVID-19 in the parking lot. Four more shows have been added for Monday and Tuesday nights.
“Audiences say the material was a bit darker and grimier than some of their other shows,” one audience member told the AJC. “It was overshadowing politics and he talked little about elections.” He reportedly also discussed race and transgender issues.
Given their terrible track-record Gender and LGBTQ “jokes,” I personally hope he leaves that material at home. But if his rehearsal set is any indication as well as his most recent comedy special, 8:46In which he addressed the police assassination of George Floyd — the chapel’s monologue is likely to arrive on Saturday, if not set. Either way, it will be his job to enter once again SNLViewers in our new, post-LCtion reality- whatever it may be.