Leslie Jones Live Tweets Star-Studded 'SNL' Afterparty, Snaps Selfies With Madonna, Bradley Cooper and More
By Meredith B. Kile
Saturday Night Live returned for its first post-election show over the weekend, and host Dave Chappelle wasted no time getting candid about Republican nominee Donald Trump’s unprecedented win.
“Seemed like Hillary was doing well in the polls and yet -- I know the whites,” Chappelle quipped. “You guys aren't as full of surprises as you used to be... America's done it. We've actually elected an Internet troll as our president."
The show also featured a number of election-themed sketches, including one in which Chappelle and surprise guest star Chris Rock chastised an election party full of overly-optimistic white Clinton supporters.
“Yeah, let’s hope there’s 100,000 [black voters] in Green Bay. Yo, brothers love the Packers!” Rock joked, feigning shock as the results rolled in and the group finally came to a realization: “I think America is racist.”
After the show, SNL cast member Leslie Jones hit up the legendary afterparty (and the ensuing after-afterparty), documenting the epic night on her Twitter account. The party kicked off with sets from the night’s musical guests, A Tribe Called Quest, as well as onstage cameos from Busta Rhymes, Lenny Kravitz and Chappelle himself, who serenaded Jones with a cover of Radiohead’s “Creep.”
The SNL star also snapped her share of epic afterparty selfies, posing with everyone from Madonna to Jesse Williams to “fine a** Bradley Cooper,” after the actor garnered a shoutout in Chappelle’s powerful opening monologue.