During MSNBC’s coverage of the Republican National Convention Wednesday night, pundit Chris Matthews asked “Saturday Night Live” cast member Michael Che who he thinks is the “funniest black guy.”
“You are so funny,” Matthews told the “Weekend Update” co-hosts. Turning to Che, who is black, he asked, “What do you think, funniest guy – funniest black guy?”
Che and his SNL co-host, Colin Jost, seemed taken aback by the question, but the two comedians didn’t miss a beat.
“You know what, I’m going to say Cosby so nobody gets mad at you,” Che replied. “Now that’ll be the headline.”
“Say nothing bad about the dead, you know you’re not supposed to do that,” Matthews said, confusing the SNL stars, who asked if Bill Cosby died while they were on air.
Matthews has a long, storied history of making off-color remarks on the air. Most recently, a hot mic caught him making remarks about Melania Trump’s appearance during MSNBC coverage of a campaign event.
The full exchange via the Free Beacon:
h/t The Hill