SNL’s ‘black as hell’ Santa Claus responds to Megyn Kelly

Recognizing comedic gold when they see it, the folks at Saturday Night Live wasted little time in taking advantage of the controversy surrounding Fox News’ Megyn Kelly declaring, tongue-in-cheek, that Santa Claus is white.

Santa, played by black comedian Kenan Thompson, was invited on “Weekend Update” to respond to Kelly’s assertion and he assured all that he is “black as hell.”

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When asked if he was OK with people thinking Santa is white, the jolly fat man replied: “White guys taking credit for what a black guy did? I’m more used to it than I am okay with it.”

After sharing an “original” version of “The Night Before Christmas,” Santa dropped a bombshell when he outed Prancer as a gay reindeer. He further shocked viewers when he disclosed that Mrs. Claus in not black.

“You think a black woman would tolerate making a living out in the middle of the snowy wilderness? No, if Mrs. Claus was black, Santa would be living in Atlanta near her momma.”

In response to the drummed up controversy, Kelly said Friday, “Humor is a part of what we try to bring to this show, but sometimes that’s lost on the humorless.”

Saturday Night Live gets it.

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  • MsMoomMist

    Sure hope nobody tell St. Nicholas! He would surely be surprised by that bit of news!

  • Lockstein13

    I’m pretty sure that’s his brother, SANTA SHAFT.

  • Ken Kuieck

    I thought that blacks wanted Kwanaza ‘caus Santa was white.

    • Doug

      Kwanaza is the black version of Kristamas.

    • Boobie_The_Rocket_Dog

      Kwanzaa is observed in only two places: Long Beach, CA, where its inventor teaches at some junior college, and the USPS, which has to burn all the Kwanzaa stamps it can’t sell.

  • disqus_RnIsATDU0g

    santa lives at the north sure hes actually albino by now…THIS IS STUPID! WE HAVE REAL PROBLEMS HERE IN THE U.S AND PEOPLE ARE GOING TO ARGUE ABOUT WHAT COLOR AND RACE AN IMAGINARY PERSON IS…omg…freaking people get a life…

    • Doug

      Please. Megyn and I just want this to go away. It’s upsetting our family.
      Mr. Megyn

    • Pamela K. Cahoon Laub

      The real St. Nikolaus was Norwegian. As Norwegian he was surely white. Santa Claus is the American version of a real man. Look it up.

  • Doug

    Thompson is consistently the best performer on SNL.

    • Boobie_The_Rocket_Dog

      Nope. Eddie Murphy was and hasn’t been beaten yet.

      • Doug

        I meant current. The original cast was the best.

  • seazen

    SNL must be a liberal show! All that humor and stuff while making Ms Kelly look the nitwit she is.

    • maskedcommenter

      She’s not a nitwit. Grow up

    • Kenneth Clark

      Just wait till SNL learns of you… at least two full seasons of ROTFLMAO comedy. You do realize reality makes the best comedy… don’t you?

    • Pamela K. Cahoon Laub

      She said it tongue in cheek. You are one of the people with no sense of humor and take things too literally. Of course SNL is liberal, but BHO just demands their humor.

      • Craig Freger

        No, she didn’t. She led a panel discussion disputing another person’s argument that St. Nickolas was black, and scolded people for wanting to “change facts” to make themselves feel better. She categorically stated as fact: “Santa is WHITE.” Ironic enough since the real St. Nick was a Greek citizen from what is now Turkey, and the fictional Santa can be anything people want (since he’s a made-up character). Then she doubled-down and stated as fact, “Jesus was white.” Anthropologists know that just isn’t so, but when you’re a lying racist, I guess facts don’t matter.

  • maskedcommenter

    If you go back and read about the origins of Santa you will not find that he came from Africa. He wasn’t black he was white. Get over it. Geez.

  • DebraJMSmith

    Hey!!! Megyn Kelly, Santa is not real. Hence, he can be any color anyone wants him to be. –Nonetheless, I think the bigger issue is that so many parents LIE to their children and claim he is real.

    • Pamela K. Cahoon Laub

      Do some research. Santa Claus is based on the Norwegian named Nikolaus whose good works caused him to be sainted.

      • DebraJMSmith


  • Utahlady

    I remember going to visit an aunt in a large city when I was little. We went to a mall and they had a black Santa. Probably because there are so many blacks in that city. My aunt explained that Santa and Mrs Clause were busy completing wishes for people all over this world and that they use friends and family members from all over the world to help listen to the children’s requests . ” Done, no drama, no hate.” I had a black Barbie because I had black friends. Evidently blacks cannot handle that. NO hate was ever taught in my home and black Santa or Barbies were accepted as part of life and my self esteem did not seem to suffer. I actually feel sorry for black children who are taught hate,what a horrible way it must be to live.

  • Y K

    I can think of a good number of “racially offensive wisecracks” [funny ones] which are easy with this story, but I’ll save them for later.

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