Chris Redd returns to 'SNL' Weekend Update to pay for a 2020 COVID joke that aged so poorly

Technology 17-10-2021 Mashable 172

Saturday Night Live's latest Weekend Update segments were highlighted by some actually-strong one-liners about COVID-bearing bats and, unexpectedly, trickle-down economics. But Chris Redd's appearance cast a shadow over all of it.

It's not just his rant wanting to know who the hell drive blimps, though that part is hilarious. It's also not his incisively funny take on angry people overreacting to a bisexual Superman. The bit that really lands is when Redd is forced to face an off-the-cuff comment he made on a Feb. 2020 Weekend Update, where he declared — in a very poorly aged attempt at humor — "Black people can't get the coronavirus!"

To his credit, Redd is a great sport about the whole thing. He's also a gifted comedic talent who doesn't always get his due. So watch, and be entertained.


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