Comedian references actor’s secret visit with drug lord El Chapo in opening monologue
The comedian opened the show with a joke about going into hiding where “not even Sean Penn” could find him, before calling the actor a “snitch.”
Gervais was referencing Penn’s recent Rolling Stone article about his secret trip to Mexico to meet with drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera — a.k.a. “El Chapo.”
Published on Saturday, the article documented the actor’s trip across the border to meet with El Chapo, as arranged by Mexican actress Kate del Castillo. The interview eventually led Mexican officials to the drug lord, allowing them to arrest him six months after his dramatic escape from prison.