In light of the controversial election results which found Donald Trump fit for presidency, Dave Chappelle took to Saturday Night Live to offer the nation a moment of comedic relief. As his first time hosting the SNL stage, the 43-year-old comedian started the night by addressing the issue lingering in minds all across America. “We’ve actually elected an internet troll as our president,” said Chappelle unapologetically.
During the duration of his monologue, Chappelle’s topic selection often treaded into areas of social justice. The comedian discussed the nation’s series of mass shootings, the protests that followed the election, the death of Harambe the gorilla, and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Chappelle brought an end to his monologue by remembering the Obama presidency and reflecting on the history between The White House and the African American race. “Obama did a good job. I think we’ll all miss him when he’s gone,” he said. “I’m wishing Donald Trump luck. And I’m going to give him a chance. And we the historically disenfranchised demand that he gives us one too.”
Watch Chappelle’s SNL monologue above.