9:28pm PT by Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya
'Saturday Night Live': Dave Chappelle Calls Trump Racist in Monologue
Dave Chappelle hosted Saturday Night Live for the second time in the first episode of season 46 to air after the 2020 election results were called in favor of president-elect Joe Biden. In his monologue, Chappelle started out by talking about his great grandfather.
“Do you guys remember what life was like before COVID?” Chappelle asked. He added that mass shootings happened all the time before the pandemic and then thanked COVID.
Chappelle smoked throughout his monologue and criticized people who do not wear masks.
“Now Trump is gone,” Chappelle said. He then jokingly praised Trump’s optimism, adding that there are bad people on both sides, a reference to Trump saying that there were very fine people on both sides after the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville in 2017.
“You racist, hilarious son of a bitch,” Chappelle said of Trump calling COVID “kung flu.”
Chappelle touched on Trump’s COVID diagnosis as well, comparing Trump contracting COVID to Freddie Mercury contracting AIDS.