This evening's episode of Saturday Night Live comes hot off the heels of a contentious election in the United States, and many people are eager to tune into Dave Chappelle in hopes his opening monologue will provide some comedy. The show has yet to take a break since returning for its 46th season on NBC, but Lorne Michaels went back to the well of familiarity by tapping Chappelle to host — who also hosted after the last presidential election in 2016. And fans are already getting excited on Twitter, hopeful for a few laughs in the new season.
It's Chappelle's second time hosting the live sketch show, and there's a recurring theme behind his hosting appearances — both have been the Saturday following a presidential election. His first time hosting the series came on November 12, 2016, the Saturday following Election Tuesday when Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2016 general election. Now, Chappelle hosts hours after news networks projected former vice president Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 election, ousting Trump after just one term in office.
As such, fans of the series are geared up for the appearance, especially with the comedian's known no-holds-barred take on comedy and storytelling. Keep scrolling to see what they're saying.
Dave Chappelle’s opening monologue on SNL tonight is about to be INSANE— Low (@LowKeyUHTN) November 7, 2020
Funny as H*ck
Dave Chappelle fi na be funny as hell tonight— spread love (@mickjenkins) November 7, 2020
Dear SNL writers, delete all your scripts. All of it. You have Dave Chappelle as your host for tonight. Just give him the mic. Unrehearsed content. That’s all.— Neima Abdulahi (@NeimerDreamer) November 7, 2020
Meant to Be
Dave Chappelle will be the first comedian with a live mic to talk about all this.
Sometimes things are just meant to be. I’ll be watching SNL tonight.— Sam Roberts (@notsam) November 7, 2020
Dave Chappelle is hosting SNL tonight with the Foo Fighters as musical guest. Should be entertaining to say the least! pic.twitter.com/K7yGUJT7xk— Tim Macdonell (@timmacdonell) November 7, 2020
Yo. Dave Chappelle is going to be 🔥 tonight on @nbcsnl I expect an ALL TIME performance!— Christopher (@NoOneIsChris) November 7, 2020
Dave Chappelle on snl tonight🔥— One hit wonder (@rickystoxic) November 7, 2020
Saturday Night Live airs Saturday nights at 11:30 p.m. Eastern.prev