During his opening monologue, Chance donned a red Chicago Teachers Union shirt, showing support for the teachers during their ongoing strike. He mentioned the $1 million he famously donated to Chicago Public Schools in 2017, joking that it completely fixed the city’s school system. He also paid tribute to second-place finishers in a rap inspired by Chicago’s nickname, the Second City.
Chance appeared in multiple sketches throughout the night: He played a dancer for Earth, Wind & Fire in one, while in another, he reprised his “let’s do that hockey” sports reporter character in an e-sports sketch.
Chance also performed “Zanies and Fools” and “Handsome” from his debut album, The Big Day. Megan Thee Stallion appeared as a special guest for “Handsome,” marking her first appearance on the sketch comedy staple.
The Big Day peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and is stacked with big-name features, including Gucci Mane, Lil Durk, Nicki Minaj, and Shawn Mendes.
Chance previously hosted SNL back in November 2017 with musical guest Eminem.