Aziz Ansari Does ‘SNL’ Monologue About Being Muslim – WATCH VIDEO
Aziz Ansari opened his “SNL” monologue by saying it’s “pretty cool a brown guy is making fun” of Donald Trump, a day after the inauguration. He then talked about how different groups, most especially women, have been protesting against the new president. The bulk of the monologue, however, was about being a Muslim and how racists now seemingly feel empowered. See the video below of Ansari’s “Saturday Night Live” monologue.
Ansari said we can’t “demonize” everyone who voted for Trump. He then compared the president’s supporters to fans of Chris Brown fans, who only care about his music and don’t bring up “the other stuff.” The comedian even referred to Trump as the “Chris Brown of politics.” Ansari next launched into how there’s now a segment that feels they “don’t have to pretend we’re not racists anymore.” He also talked about how Muslims need to be presented in a fair and even funny way.
This marks Ansari’s debut as the host of “Saturday Night Live.” During an appearance on Thursday’s “Tonight Show,” Ansari told Jimmy Fallon that hosting the sketch comedy program has “always been a dream” of his. He added, “I love the show,” and noted how rehearsing for the live performance the past week was “surreal,” and that he was “very excited.”
Apparently, Ansari took his monologue very seriously. He revealed to Fallon that he went to a standup club in New York called the Comedy Cellar to work on his jokes in front of a live audience. The crowd that night, said Ansari, were treated to a number of surprise performers. In addition to him, Jerry Seinfeld, Amy Schumer, Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle all did routines. Ansari also joked on the “Tonight Show” that he’s Trump’s “favorite comedian.”
Check out the video below of Aziz Ansari talking about being a Muslim and how racists feel empowered with Trump as president.