SNL opens post-election episode with tribute to Clinton, Cohen

A general view of atmosphere is seen at the Premier Exhibitions Opening Night Party - SNL: The Exhibition on Thursday, May 28, 2015 in New York. (Photo by Brian Ach/AP Images for Premier Exhibitions)
A general view of atmosphere is seen at the Premier Exhibitions Opening Night Party - SNL: The Exhibition on Thursday, May 28, 2015 in New York. (Photo by Brian Ach/AP Images for Premier Exhibitions)

(WISH) – Saturday Night Live opened this week’s show with a tribute to both Hillary Clinton and Leonard Cohen.

Kate McKinnon started the show by sitting at a piano dressed as Hillary Clinton playing Cohen’s hit song “Hallelujah.”

The tribute to Clinton follows a post-election week, where Donald Trump was announced as president-elect. Cohen, the singer and song writer died Monday, Nov. 7.

Host and comedian Dave Chappelle performed an opening monologue about Trump winning and the climate of the country.

“We actually elected an internet troll as our president,” Chappelle said.

He ended the jokes about Trump on a serious note.

“I’m wishing Donald Trump luck and I’m going to give him a chance,” Chappelle said. “And we, the historically disenfranchised, demand that he gives us one too.”

CNN contributed to this report.