Dave Chappelle Addresses Kanye West Throughout His Prolonged ‘Saturday Night time Reside’ Monologue

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Dave Chappelle addressed every thing from the downfall of Kanye West and Kyrie Irving to the weakened state of Donald Trump throughout his monologue on Saturday Night time Reside.

 Dave Chappelle made his return to Saturday Night time Reside. And like his earlier instances internet hosting SNL, Chappelle began his look with an prolonged monologue. For greater than 10 minutes, Chappelle addressed every thing from the downfall of Kanye West and Kyrie Irving to the weakened state of Donald Trump after the crimson wave didn’t materialize in the course of the 2022 midterms.

 Chappelle, who just isn’t one for losing time, began with West straight away. He walked out and stated:

 “I wished to learn a press release I ready: I surrender antisemitism in all its types and stand with my buddies within the Jewish group. And that, Kanye, is how you purchase your self a while.” 

Chappelle spent the subsequent 5 minutes on West, making jokes about how West thought he was untouchable… till Adidas dropped him. 

In all probability the joke that went closest to the sting was when Chappelle stated:

 “I’ve been to Hollywood and that is what I noticed. It’s quite a lot of Jews, it’s so much. However that doesn’t imply something. There’s quite a lot of Black folks in Ferguson, Missouri, however that doesn’t imply we run the place.

 Whereas Chappelle addressed Kanye’s controversy, he steered away from his personal. This was the primary time Chappelle hosted SNL since he launched his controversial The Nearer particular and he didn’t handle any of the backlash he obtained. (Upon its launch, The Nearer was derided by critics for its transphobic jokes, whereas staff inside of Netflix protested the streamer airing the present.) It ought to be famous that earlier within the week there have been experiences writers on the present had been boycotting the present.

 That is the third time Chappelle has hosted SNL. The final time Chappelle hosted was in 2020, simply days after the presidential election. Earlier than that, he hosted the present days after the 2016 election, when Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton. Throughout that monologue, Chappelle infamously stated that he was keen to provide Trump an opportunity. (Chappelle would later publicly remorse that call. A yr later he stated, throughout a profit, “I fucked up. I’m sorry.”)

This time Chappelle is internet hosting simply days after the midterms. He would calmly contact on politics throughout his monologue, cracking jokes about Georgia senate candidate Herschel Walker — who’s headed to a runoff in opposition to Raphael Warnock — and concerning the Trump period convey over. Chappelle just isn’t satisfied, saying that Ohio, the place he lives, “Trump” is “very beloved.”


Watch his monologue under.


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