Last night Jerrod Carmichael hosted Saturday Night Live, capping a big week for the comic who not only hosting the perennial sketch comedy show for the first time, but he also released a new HBO special, in which he came publicly as gay. It’s definitely a week that shaped Carmichael for a while. Funny enough, the week began with the slap heard around the world and it was inescapable. In fact we’re still seeing the fallout from it. So, to quote Jerrod, “let’s talk about it.”
Carmichael took to his SNL monologue wondering if how to talk about it. Being almost a week later he already experienced all the emotions of the night. Also how would was he able to offer any assistance if he was, as he put it “the least famous host in the history of the show.” Carmichael came to the conclusion that he needed to call in one of the big guns… former US President, Barrack Obama.