Insiders at the late-night comedy show “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) are saying some of the writing team plans to boycott Dave Chappelle’s appearance this weekend.
The New York Post reports that a source has told them some writers don’t want anything to do with Chappelle for all the usual reasons.
We’re told that some staff writers are so furious that the comedy superstar — who has made transphobic and homophobic jokes — has been chosen to helm the iconic show that they’re sitting out the episode.
“They’re not going to do the show,” an insider told Page Six. “But none of the actors are boycotting.”
However, Chappelle’s representation is saying they haven’t heard anything about a boycott, revealing all has seemed fine during rehearsals.
But Chappelle’s rep told us that there was nothing to suggest that there was a boycott when they attended writers’ meetings this week.
This will be Chappelle’s third time hosting the show, and approximately 70 millionth time defending himself against progressive tantrums over his popular comedy routines.
Over the summer, Netflix successfully pushed back against employees attempting to force the entertainment giant to cancel their contract with the comedian, and protestors tried to block Chappelle’s generous donation to his high school alma mater for a new theater. The school accepted the gift, and Chappelle took his name off the new building, instead choosing to name it the Theater for Artistic Freedom and Expression.
So far, SNL looks to be scheduled to go ahead with their regular show.