Well, chalk this up to, if you don’t laugh you’ll cry, because ‘SNL’ slayed with their cold open, where “President Biden” blamed COVID and pretty much every other problem plaguing on America on … SPIDER-MAN!!!
Pete Davidson — who’s become the star of ‘SNL’ — appeared in all his glory as Joe Biden in the real universe, and it’s pretty hilarious.
But before that, Biden (played by James Austin Johnson) explained there’s a cure for COVID, and it’s not the vaccine … simply put, “Stop seeing ‘Spider-Man!'”
Biden’s getting grilled like a cheeseburger at a White House news conference, connecting the dots by saying, “Now, think about it. When did ‘Spider-Man’ come out? Dec. 17. When did every single person get Omicron? The week after Dec. 17.”
And then there was this advice from the Prez … “See anything else.” I saw the first half-hour of ‘House of Gucci.’ That’s more than enough movie for anyone.”
As for how you know if you have COVID … “You want to know if you have Covid? Look at your hand. Is it holding a ticket that says you recently went to see ‘Spider-Man’? If so, you have Covid.”
Then Pete appears, baring his tattoo-covered chest and explaining why, in the real world, Biden was not President. It’s funny, but treading on dangerous territory.
So how long before Pete hops on a plane to return to his home away from home?