It's been a long time since Saturday Night Live was funny.
And Saturday's episode was a perfect example of everything that's wrong with the show.
John Mulaney returned to the show to host, and during his opening monologue Mulaney 'joked' about President Trump being stabbed to death like Julius Ceasar by a group senators.
And to make it worse, the crowd enthusiastically cheered him on.
Check it out for yourself:
Here's the text of Mulaney's 'joke':
It is a Leap Year, as I said. Leap Year began in 45 B.C. under Julius Caesar. This is true, he started the Leap Year in order to correct the calendar and we still do it to this day.
Another thing that happened under Julius Caesar, he was such a powerful maniac that all the senators grabbed knives and they stabbed him to death. That would be an interesting thing if we brought that back now.
How sick is that?
And the audience cheering him on as he talked about the President of the United States being stabbed to death?
But as Mediaite pointed out, Mulaney may want to study his Roman history a bit better.
Joking about Senators assassinating Trump may get laughs from the Manhattan SNL audience, but Mulaney may want to study his Roman history a little closer, because Caesar’s death failed to restore the constitutional republic the Roman Senators claimed was the just cause behind their murderous plot.
Caesar’s death was followed by a chaotic and violent period, with a series of civil wars that culminated in Caesar’s adopted heir, Octavian — later known as Augustus — declaring victory over his opponents and seizing the reins of power. Augustus initially gave lip service to republican ideas like free elections and representative government, but as the years passed, sought to concentrate power under his control and was able to convince the Roman Senate to grant him significant powers for life, including supreme military command and the key executive political powers.