Dave Chappelle, 'SNL' give thoughtful coda to election

Share

Dave Chappelle, 'SNL' give thoughtful coda to election

The comedian concluded by wishing well for president-elect Trump, but with a caveat.

Last night's Saturday Night Live marked the first episode since the election, and while the show has been criticized for not tackling and satirizing Donald Trump enough during his presidential campaign, it didn't hold back last night. On the election itself, Chappelle joked that he suspected Trump might actually win because, "I know the whites". You know I remember my great-grandfather told me something like that. When a man expresses disbelief that Clinton is not getting the same support that President Obama did, Rock responds, "Maybe because you're replacing a charismatic 40-year-old black guy with a 70-year-old white woman".

Chappelle, claiming to be rusty after a decade largely out of the TV spotlight, proved ready and eager to offer his take on Donald Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton, including the protests that followed.

Dave Chappelle, 'SNL' give thoughtful coda to election
Dave Chappelle, 'SNL' give thoughtful coda to election

After joking America had elected the first "internet troll" for president, Chappelle dove into race and police shootings.

"The whites were furious". Never seen anything like it. Just as anxiety reaches a feverish high among the people at the election party, Chris Rock casually strolls in the room to ask, "What'd I miss?" "I'm just going to take a knee like Kaepernick and let the whites figure this out among themselves". "Every black person watching was like, amateurs". After hearing about the show, plenty of people came away with the impression that Chappelle was a Trump supporter, despite the fact that he voted for Clinton in Ohio. And it made me feel hopeful.

But we all know the score, and that's exactly the daunting task Chappelle faced - he knew that millions nationwide would be looking to him for knowledge, for humor, and most of all, for a sense that things were going to be ok. 'Hey, good morning, housekeeping, ' grab a thick handful of p--. "'Boss says it was okay, '" he deadpans. I'm staying at the Trump Hotel right now. He then recounted a couple instances in American history where black visitors to The White House had been looked upon with a disapproval. And I saw how happy everybody was, these people who had been historically disenfranchised.

Share

Advertisement

© 2015 Leader Call. All Rights reserved.