Comic Invoice Burr is internet hosting SNL tonight for the primary time ever, and we’re not completely certain what to anticipate. In a promo, the comic stands with Kenan Thompson and says, “Hello, I’m Invoice Burr and I’m internet hosting SNL this week and proper now I’m doing the awkward promo. How does it really feel Kenan?” Kenan responds, “Fairly awkward.” We all know that SNL might be utilizing Wednesday’s VP debates between Kamala Harris and Mike Pence as materials, with Maya Rudolph reprising her iconic function as Kamala.
Since SNL hasn’t shied away from getting political, we’re anticipating lots of commentary on not solely the debates, however the general political local weather — particularly because the second presidential debate has been formally canceled, as a result of Trump refusing to do it remotely. With Invoice as host, it will be attention-grabbing to see how the episode goes, because the comic is thought for his politically incorrect humor.
What’s Invoice Burr’s political affiliation?
Invoice Burr has traditionally by no means leaned proper or left, claiming that it did not matter who received again in 2015 when it was Donald Trump operating in opposition to Hillary Clinton. And he hasn’t been vocal in regards to the upcoming election, both. When requested if he nonetheless felt that it did not matter who was president again in 2018, Burr answered that he nonetheless believes it does not matter who’s the president in the event you’re white. “You’re going to be tremendous. And it’s not like Hillary wasn’t a complete firm man. That final election was 2 a.m. at a bar and also you needed to go house with anyone,” he defined.
Normally, Invoice Burr appears jaded by politics and does not suppose neither Republicans nor Democrats are trustworthy.
He tells the Philadelphia Put up-Gazette,
“Can I inform you one thing? I really consider 100 p.c in the entire liberal media now. Watching the way in which they went after Trump. … Bernie Sanders was the higher matchup as a result of the Republicans by accident provided change, which is what individuals needed. And the Democrats, I perceive why they went along with her, however they ended up studying the tea leaves incorrect…I believe the final trustworthy president was Jimmy Carter. And look what’s he’s achieved post-presidency. He’s on the market constructing homes for homeless individuals, and he’s seemed upon as a horrible president and being weak. The Clintons are price over $100 million. How?! And in the event you say this, it’s like, ‘You’re a Trump supporter’ and ‘You have got your tinfoil hat on’ and ‘You’re a conspiracy theorist.'”
Invoice Burr is … positively not for everybody. His comedy is thought for being crass, and a few will argue, tone-deaf. In his 2019 Netflix particular, Paper Tiger, he criticized the #MeToo motion (mainly, his stance was that #MeToo was too hell-bent on destroying lives of harmless males and that due-process was being uncared for).
He has additionally made enjoyable of each Michelle Obama and Melania Trump, arguing that “being a First Woman shouldn’t be an actual job.” Invoice has, unsurprisingly, been criticized for his anti-feminist and offensive portrayals of ladies in his comedy.
Girls aren’t the one targets in Invoice’s comedy — everybody’s truthful recreation in his routine. He is joked about Stephen Hawking, male feminists, how cultural appropriation is not actual, and extra.
The underside line? For those who’re anticipating Invoice to endorse both presidential candidate tonight on SNL, do not set your hopes excessive. Whereas the comic is definitely not a Trump supporter, he is additionally essential of Democrats. And his reasoning will all the time be, um, unfiltered. Watch SNL at 8:30 p.m. EST each Saturday on NBC.