‘I literally PRAYED … don’t do this’: Rob Schneider says SNL was ‘over’ at THIS cringe-worthy moment

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Rob Schneider is a comedy legend, with a career spanning “Saturday Night Live,” films like “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo” and “The Benchwarmers,” and a stand-up act that’s still going strong. But perhaps one of the most courageous things he’s ever done was admitting to the world that he’s not a woke leftist.

Schneider joined “The Glenn Beck Podcast” to tell his story, including how listening to Glenn helped him go from a Hollywood liberal to a conservative who would rather be ostracized than stay silent. He also detailed the sad state of comedy in the woke era, how SNL changed since he left, and the moment he knew his “old show” was officially “over.”

“I hate to crap on my old show,” Schneider told Glenn.

“But when I saw, when Hillary Clinton lost … and then when Kate McKinnon went out there on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ on a cold opening … dressed as Hillary Clinton, and she starts playing ‘Hallelujah,’ I literally prayed, please have a joke at the end. Don’t do this. Please don’t go down there. And there was no joke at the end, and I went, it’s over. It’s over. It’s not gonna come back.”

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Schneider was referring to the first “SNL” episode after Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election to Donald Trump in 2016, prompting an emotional McKinnon to open the show by performing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”

Content warning: The following video has been known to cause nausea, gagging, or retching for some audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.


“You can take the comedic indoctrination process happening with each of the late-night hosts, and you can exchange them with each other. That’s how you know it’s not interesting any more. There’s not an independent voice any more,” Schneider said. “It’s all indoctrination by comedic imposition.”

Schneider goes on to tell Glenn why he believes “funny is coming back” and shares the best advice a comedian ever gave him. Watch “The Glenn Beck Podcast” below.

NOTE: Rob Schneider discussed some verboten topics, so portions of this video podcast have been edited to comply with YouTube’s “community guidelines.” For the full, uncensored version of this episode where free speech is still allowed, watch it on BlazeTV.

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