Comedian Matt Rife is literally a stone’s throw away from ‘SNL’ just in case its writers boycott upcoming host Dave Chappelle … and says he’d be honored to take the gig.
Matt was standing outside 30 Rock in NYC Thursday with his friend and fellow comedian Alex “Fonzi” Cureau — they were holding up signs reading “Will Write For Dave.”
Dave’s set to host ‘SNL’ this weekend for the first time since his controversial 2021 Netflix special “The Closer” … which his critics have ripped as transphobic.
While all ‘SNL’ cast members are working with Dave, some of the writers are boycotting … according to Page Six. As we reported, Chappelle’s camp says they’ve seen no evidence of that all week.
But, just in case, Matt and Alex are at the ready … and say they’re not trying to make any statements about transphobia. Their message is much more simple — “If you don’t want your job I will take it.”
Of course, not everyone sees it that way … Matt and Alex were actually confronted by at least one person who had a problem with their public plea to work with Dave.
Bottom line for Matt — who famously dated Kate Beckinsale back in 2017 — Dave’s the comedy G.O.A.T., so he’s not missing out if there’s a shot at writing his ‘SNL’ sketches.