Let’s delve into the highlights of the Saturday Night Live monologue, where wit intertwines with humor and subtle provocations. Comedian Ramy Youssef seized the moment excellently. Youssef passionately advocated for “Empowering the People of Palestine,” creating a poignant shift in the mood of his comedic act. Yet, the monologue didn’t conclude there. Youssef also introduced a mysterious allusion to “Liberating the Captives,” leaving the audience pondering the underlying layers.

This visual, displayed by Hulu, portrays Ramy Youssef in a scene from “Ramy.” The nominations for the upcoming Emmy Awards will be disclosed on Tuesday, July 28. (Craig Blankenhorn/Hulu via AP) (AP)

The SNL Performance by Ramy Youssef

Ramy Youssef, the accomplished stand-up comedian, actor, and recipient of a Golden Globe, graced the SNL platform on March 30th. Youssef initiated his monologue by jesting about the confluence of significant events such as Ramadan, Easter, and the release of Beyoncé’s album Cowboy Carter. He humorously remarked, “I’m the lone prayer within my circle,” elaborating on the presence of “sinners” around him who still seek solace from him in times of distress.

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Ramy Youssef advocates for ‘Liberating the People of Palestine’

Continuing his narrative, the comedian shared an anecdote about his friend Ahmed. Recalling a plea from Ahmed for prayers for his family in Gaza, Youssef expressed, “Hence, that evening, as I began my prayers, the complexity of my entreaties surfaced. A myriad of requests overwhelmed me. I implored, ‘Oh Almighty, aid Ahmed’s kin. Cease their torment. Quell the brutality. Liberate the populace of Palestine, I beseech thee. Also, set free all hostages, every soul in captivity, I plea.” Youssef conveyed.

The Ramy luminary then portrayed a brief pause, a smile gracing his countenance, before transitioning swiftly to “liberate Mr. Bojangles.” “This precious canine deserves my prayers,” he concluded.


Ramy Youssef proposes a female presidency for the upcoming electoral term

Touching upon the subject, Ramy left no stone unturned when touching on the electoral realm. Taking center stage at SNL, he addressed one of the most contentious topics in the nation and championed a female figure as the subsequent president. “I firmly advocate for a woman to clinch the presidency,” triggering a cacophony of cheers and applause from the audience. “I assert that our next commander-in-chief must be a transgender female,” he asserted, met with a more subdued reaction. “Seems like a tad less enthusiasm, isn’t it? That’s New York for you, right? New York embodies liberalism with a pinch of Italian essence. Be vigilant!” He elaborated.

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This isn’t the comedian’s inaugural discourse on this critical subject, particularly concerning the ongoing conflict between the two nations. He has consistently voiced support for peace amid the dueling factions, even donning a pin to the Academy Awards endorsing “Artist for Ceasefire.” Youssef’s latest HBO comedy special “More Feelings” premiered on March 23rd. Renowned for his portrayal and creatorship of the lead character in the hit Hulu series Ramy, which delineates the experiences of an Egyptian-American household in New Jersey.