Dave Chappelle returned to Saturday Night Live this past weekend for the first time since 2016, once again analyzing post-election America after Democrats Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the historical race.
“I would implore everybody who’s celebrating today to remember, it’s good to be a humble winner,” the comedian told the crowd during his stand-up monologue. “Remember when I was here four years ago, remember how bad that felt?” he continued, referring to his hosting gig in 2016 when Donald Trump had won the presidency, “Remember that half the country right now still feels that way.”
Chapelle also recalled Trump’s mishandling of the COVID-19 situation in the United States, and his contraction of the virus after he criticized Biden’s mask during the presidential debate. The comedian scrutinized the special treatment Trump received and compared it to bringing hamburgers to a homeless shelter and eating it in front of the homeless. He also brought up the death of Herman Cain and New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s stint in intensive care after they both caught the virus, comparing the horrible situations they had to go through. “That’s your leader. Think about that, for four years, that’s your leader. What kind of man does that? What kind of man makes sure he’s okay, while his friends are fighting for their lives and die?” he asked. “A white man. And I don’t mean to put this on the whites, but I’ve been Black for a long time, I notice the pattern.”
He then introduces the “kindness conspiracy,” where white people do nice things for Black people who don’t deserve it. “It’s a very important part of it — they can’t deserve it, the same way all these years they did terrible things to Black people just because they’re Black and they didn’t deserve it,” he explained.
Watch Dave Chappelle’s complete stand-up monologue above.
Elsewhere in entertainment, Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek has died at 80 years old.