Returning to “Saturday Night Live” for a second time, comedian Dave Chappelle couldn’t help but mention the political news of the day – and how they relate to politics in the recent past – in a stand-alone streak. opening phone.
The November 7 episode is the episode after the election, the second time he gets that main presenter position. And just hours before the show aired, the election was called for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, and they had winning speeches in Delaware.
Chappelle begins her monologue, which you can see above, by talking about his great-grandfather – a man he has never met but has heard of all his life, he says, and a man He served as a slave for 10 years of his life before learning to read and then dedicating his life to education, freedom of the Negro and Jesus.
“It’s a pretty wonderful story my great-grandfather had, and I’ve been thinking about him all day because I wish I could see him now,” said Chappelle. “And I wish he could see me. Because I wonder what he will say.
Despite the sweet and serious sentiment for a minute, Chappelle’s usual sharp humor made it a reality when he noted that both Netflix and HBO Max are streaming a show named after him. his great-grandmother (“Chappelle’s Show”) and he didn’t ‘get paid for it. “If he could see me now, he would probably say, ‘This is more bought and sold than I have,’ he said.
He also talked about a friend of his in London who contacted him earlier in the day, who told him she thought the world would be a “safer place now than America. There is a new president ”. His answer was “America doesn’t.”
“Do you remember what life was like before COVID?” he asked the audience of the studio. “It’s a mass shooting every week. … Thank God for COVID. Something had to lock up these white murderers, keep them in the house.
Chappelle also reflects on her recent months during the pandemic, performing independent comedy in corn fields in his small town. While he said in some way that the shows saved the town, he also pointed out that his neighbors were complaining that his shows were too noisy.
“They had a whole Zoom meeting about me,” he said. “’My kids are trying to sleep and all they hear is the word n.’ I said, ‘Am I talking or are you?’
And he commented on how he doesn’t understand why “poor white people” don’t want to wear masks: “You have no problem wearing them at the Klan rally, wear them to Walmart.”
Referring to the fact that some people get paid more from the stimulus test than their actual salary, which keeps them from wanting to work, Chappelle points out that things are reminding him of Ronald Reagan and how he once declared blacks as “welfare and drug addicts.” Who do you sound like now?
“We’re trying to move forward, these whites don’t hold us back. You don’t want to wear a mask? Try wearing the mask I’ve worn over the years, ”he said. “I can’t even say something is true unless it has a hole behind it. You are not ready yet. You are not ready. You don’t know how to survive on your own. Blacks, we are the only ones who know how to survive this. White people, come, hurry up, hurry; Come take your n—- lesson. You need us. You need our eyes to save you from ourselves. “
Chappelle said that Trump’s departure received great cheers, to which he later said, “I think he’s at least an optimist” and admits that he’s not so optimistic. “There are bad people on both sides,” he said. When the answers turned quiet, he noted, “Okay, just try them.”
But he followed it up by calling Trump “the racist, the funny bastard” because the former president called the coronavirus “Kung Flu”.
“Donald Trump is a wild guy,” he said, referring to how he just guessed how to cure coronavirus during a pandemic. “What about bleach? Some bleaches are directly in our body. Oh boy, the Secret Service will have to protect the White House now… ‘Mr. President, don’t touch the stove, it’s hot; Turn those scissors, Mr. President, if you’re going to run around the house. “
Trump eventually signed a COVID-19, which Chappelle called “hilarious” because it was “like when Freddie Mercury got AIDS; no one was like,” How did he get it? ” this is running around like a plague monkey; he looks like a 1970s penis that is just raw Earth. “
Chappelle also asked the audience to think about the type of man, let alone leadership, to let everyone fight and die while he prioritized himself. “A white man,” he said. “I didn’t mean to put this on whites, but since I’ve been black for a long time, I noticed a pattern.
“But if you’re a good white person and you really want to help, join me,” he continued. “My plan is called a kind conspiracy – random acts of kindness for Negroes. Do something good for a Black just because they’re Black, and you have to make sure they don’t deserve it … like how they did horrible things to Blacks throughout. years just because they were black and they didn’t deserve it. “
He also mentioned the last time he held and how badly it had been for many to learn that Hillary Clinton would not become the 45th president. He then joined in a sketch for saw a group of friends watching the results together, starting to be smug but becoming increasingly confused and agitated – except for Chappelle’s character and a surprise guest Chris Rock who saw it arrive. Now, he begs everyone to remember that half the country feels that way, and it’s important to be a humble winner. But he also points out that the life expectancy of white Americans is declining due to drug addiction and suicide. Dealing with “white anguish” that feels like no one understands, he says he promises he knows what it feels like.
“But here’s the difference between me and you: You guys hate each other for that, and I don’t hate anyone. I just hate that feeling. That’s what I have to fight. That’s what I recommend fighting to overcome, ”he says, telling everyone to find“ joy in your existence despite that feeling. And if you can’t do that, take these n—- lessons. “
Watch the clip of Chappelle’s monologue below:
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