Dave Chappelle hosted NBC’s Saturday Night Live for the third time and set the stage ablaze with a 15-minute monologue. The host talked about the elections, Kanye’s anti-Semitic comments, and former President Donald Trump, among others. He also made a quick remark, although slightly, about his comments regarding the trans community in a Netflix special show.
Dave Chappelle Owns The SNL Stage In A 15-Minute Speech
Inside the Rockefeller Center’s Studio 8H, Chappelle started his monologue strong with a comment on Ye, also known as hip-hop artist Kanye West. The comedian remarked:
“I denounce antisemitism in all its forms and I stand with my friends in the Jewish community — and that, Kanye, is how you buy yourself some time.”
Chappelle added that he has been to Hollywood and he saw a lot of Jews. “But that doesn’t mean anything, you know what I mean? There’s a lot of Black people in Ferguson, Missouri, but that doesn’t mean we run the place.” His statement earned mixed reactions from people all across social media.
The host immediately shifted to the subject of the midterm elections. Chappelle talked about Republican Senate nominee Herschel Walker who would run against Democratic incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock. The comedian claimed that he did not want to say anything negative about Walker because of his ethnicity, but he continued, “I have to admit, he’s observably stupid.”
Then, Chappelle went on to tackle why the masses love Donald Trump, especially in his hometown in Ohio. He called the former president an “honest liar.” He added, “He’s an honest liar. He said, ‘I know the system is rigged because I use it.”
Chappelle Faced Controversies With LGBTQ Community
Over the past few years, Chappelle has created buzz among the transgender community for his comments, especially after Netflix aired the show The Closer. This started a protest march among members of LGBTQ in front of the company’s office. Netflix co-Chief Ted Sarandos addressed the issue and said, “We work hard to support their creative freedom — even though this means there will always be content on Netflix some people believe is harmful.”
In a sold-out show at Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl, Dave Chappelle made several jokes about transgender people. The comedian was attacked onstage by a man carrying a fake gun. The attacker claimed that Chappelle’s show was “triggering.”
Fans, however, are blown away by the comedian’s SNL speech. Check out their reactions on Twitter:
Dave Chappelle gave a monologue that gave everyone something to laugh at and everyone something to be a little offended at. That is what comedy really is and it's great that he had the platform to do it a few days after the election again. @nbcsnl
— Sean M. Brown, MPA (@SeanBrown723) November 13, 2022
The only problem with Dave Chappelle hosting SNL is that after the opening monologue, you realize the show would be 10x better if they just let him do standup the whole time.
— Geno is the Solution (@Blaisien_) November 13, 2022
That Dave Chappelle monologue was fucking incredible, the best SNL has ever seen
— Joey (@YoeyBerg) November 13, 2022
Dave Chappelle’s monologue on #SNL is absolutely hilarious.
Just a reminder: it’s just comedy!
— jprice614 (@jprice614) November 13, 2022
— heartofgold (@deepthinkr) November 13, 2022
Dave Chappelle’s Saturday Night Live monologue is available to watch via NBC.
Source: NBC News