The 34-year-old stand-up comedian parodied the incident involving Will, 53, and Rock, 57, at the 94th Academy Awards numerous times throughout his hosting gig on Saturday evening, which featured rappers Gunna and Future as musical guests.
During one sketch, Carmichael appeared as a seat filler at the 2022 Oscars, where he conversed with Chris Redd‘s Will leading up to and immediately after the incident where the King Richard star slapped Rock following his joke made about Jada Pinkett Smith‘s hair.
Rock previously appeared as a cast member on SNL from 1990 to 1993. He has hosted the show three times between 1996 and 2020.
Additionally, further mentions of the slap were sprinkled throughout the episode at various moments.
“I did see [the] slap. I enjoyed [the] slap. I was very impressed with my Hitch,” he said. “Quite an arm on Hitch. I always knew Hitch had an arm.”