Woody Harrelson monologue from Saturday Night Live pokes fun at COVID hysteria

Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson has gotten flack over his stance on COVID-19 shots and lockdowns, thanks to his opening monologue from last weekend’s Saturday Night Live.

The veteran actor hosted SNL for a fifth time in his career and mostly ad libbed a six minute rant that immediately went into the division bubbling up in our country and touched on multiple topics.

He then teased the “craziest script” he’s ever read, which directly pokes fun at COVID-19 hysteria and lockdowns and promptly got blowback from various online users.

Harrelson said he read this script after smoking weed that day, and also talked on his struggles with abstaining from drinking alcohol, of which he said he had 7 month of sobriety and “5 glorious months.”

The SNL host bounced between subjects and kept forgetting to actually describe the script, until the very tail end of the monologue:

“So the movie goes like this,” Harrelson finally explained. “The biggest drug cartels in the world get together and buy up all the media and all the politicians and force all the people in the world to stay locked in their homes. And people can only come out if they take the cartel’s drugs and keep taking them over and over.”

“I threw the script away,” Harrelson added. “I mean, who was going to believe that crazy idea? Being forced to do drugs (laughs)? I do that voluntarily all day long.”

Regardless of your stance on COVID-19, the purported vaccines, and the lockdowns, it remains an ongoing topic of debate both at the government level and at the private level. Many gaming conventions still refuse to allow participants who haven’t received several COVID shots, despite the practice actually killing their attendance rates.

Harrelson naturally plugged his upcoming movie, Champions, which he stars in alongside Ernie Hudson and Kaitlin Olson. It’s set to premiere on March 10th in theaters.



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