This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 17 °C Friday 23 August, 2019
Advertisement

Aziz Ansari went in on Donald Trump with his Saturday Night Live monologue

And he’s winning praise from all over.

aziz3 Source: SNL

THERE WAS NO Alec Baldwin on last night’s Saturday Night Live, so host Aziz Ansari had to basically handle the Trump inauguration all on his own.

And his opening monologue was a powerful piece of stand-up comedy about the new President, racism in America and the protests that happened around the world yesterday:

Source: Saturday Night Live/YouTube

He started off by highlighting the stark contrasts of the last couple of days:

“Crazy couple of days, man. Yesterday, Trump was inaugurated. Today, an entire gender protested against him.”

aziz Source: SNL

He then said that people shouldn’t demonise everyone that voted for Trump.

“We’re talking about 63 million people… I’m sure a lot of people voted for Trump the same way a lot of people listen to the music of Chris Brown. Where it’s just like ‘hey, man, I’m just here for the tunes’”

aziz2 Source: SNL

And this particular segment on racism has been watched over half a million times in 7 hours on the SNL Facebook page

But the whole nine minutes is well worth watching – and as opening SNL monologues go, it was right up there with the best.

It was just the tonic some people needed last night

laurie Source: @lauriecrosswell Twitter

And comparisons to Trump’s inauguration speech on Friday were everywhere

Especially based around his powerful closing remarks

(If you can’t see the video, click here)

DailyEdge is on Snapchat! Tap the button below to add!

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

About the author:

David Elkin

Read next:

COMMENTS (1)