Dave Chappelle’s recent appearance on Saturday Night Live gave the sketch comedy show a huge ratings boost.
John Koblin, a New York Times television reporter, tweeted on Tuesday: “SNL ratings are rising after Biden’s speech/college football: Dave Chappelle SNL had 9.1 million viewers, most of them since the Eddie Murphy episode (10 million). And the highest ratings in the demo since 2017”. Murphy hosted SNL in December 2019.
SNL ratings increased after Biden’s speech/college football: Dave Chappelle SNL had 9.1 million viewers, most since the Eddie Murphy episode (10 million). And the highest ratings in the demo since 2017.
– John Koblin (@koblin) November 10, 2020
In his 16-minute opening monologue, Chappelle reminded the people of their modesty after Joe Biden took office as President-Elect. “I ask all those celebrating today to remember that it is good to be a humble winner,” he told the audience.
“Remember when I was here four years ago, do you remember how bad that felt? Remember that half the country still feels that way right now.”
Chappelle hosted the SNL in November 2016, right after the presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. At that time he told the audience that he would give the then elected President Donald Trump a chance. “We, the historically disenfranchised, demand that he also give us one,” he said about minority communities.
The Foo Fighters joined Chappelle in Studio 8H as musical guest….