After US Elections finally neared its end, the stress was over. While half of America was saddened at Trump leaving, some were overjoyed and ecstatic that they get Joe Biden as their new president. It was a historic time as we also got the first-ever female Vice President in office, Kamala Harris. SNL aired hours after and Dave Chappelle delivered a fitting monologue that was a perfect blend of emotions.
Dave Chappelle keeps it real in his monologue
As expected from Dave Chappelle, he kept the monologue as genuine as he can, airing out personal views and beliefs. Of course, Chappelle doesn’t care to be too careful with what he says. Often criticized by liberal and leftists as making some jokes that were offensive for this reason.
However, despite making bold moves with his comedy, Dave Chappelle is also one who stays in touch with his roots and reality. After George Floyd’s death, he delivered a serious stand-up involving the topic of ‘Black Lives Matter’ as the focal point.
That was mentioned in Dave Chappelle’s SNL monologue as well. He started off talking about how his great-grandfather was a slave in America but he gained freedom and fought for his fellow blacks to be freed. Soon, Chappelle shifts the conversation to how his comedy specials are on different platforms such as Netflix with him not being given any royalties on it.
I wish I could see him now. I wish he could see me because I wonder what he would say. This week I flew to New York on a Private Jet. Netflix Started Streaming a Show that bears his name, “The Chappelle Show”. HBO Max is streaming it. And I didn’t get paid for any of it.
He adds a hilarious joke to it:
Yeah, if he could see me now. He’d probably be like, ‘this n**** got bought and sold more than I have.
Dave Chappelle talks about how a new president doesn’t mean America has completely changed overnight
Even though the Americans can hope for a better future because of a new president that will hopefully handle COVID better than the last president has, this doesn’t mean everything has changed.
Of course, Joe Biden is a Democrat and that party is known for its liberal and progressive views but it will be hard for any change to happen because there’s also a majority of Republican members at the Senate.
Dave Chappelle shared that when a friend from London texted him after the election, saying ‘The world feels like a safer place now that America has a new President’. Chappelle replied:
That’s great, but America doesn’t.
Elaborating on that, Chappelle goes on to share with the American public:
You ask what life was like before COVID. A mass shooting every week. Anyone remember that? Thank God for COVID. Someone had to lock these murderous whites up. Keep them in the house.
There were many incidents of mass shootings happening in America in recent years, with white men being the perpetuators most of the time.
The monologue shifts to the deeply rooted racism in America
Dave Chappelle mentions how he has been doing comedy shows in cornfields that helped a lot of people during troubling times. However, there were some farmers that were complaining about him making a lot of noise.
They also had a Zoom meeting where they discussed the issue where Chappelle was attending. He remained quiet most of the time but then someone said this:
They’re saying, ‘Man, I’m trying to put my children to bed. And I keep hearing this guy screaming all night. My kids are trying to sleep, and all they hear is the “N” word.
To this Dave Chappelle responded with:
Was I saying it, or you?
Chappelle also talked about how white people don’t wear masks
In particular, the white people that are of the lower-middle class.
He talked about how they were relying more on stimulus checks because that way they get more money than getting a job.
Dave Chappelle stated that how white people are acting now is similar to how Ronald Reagan described Black people long ago.
Trying to move forward, and these white n****** keep holding us back. Don’t even want to wear your mask because it’s oppressive.
Then the SNL monologue shifts to a more somber turn. He tells the American people (the white people) they are not ready for what’s about to come:
You guys aren’t ready? You’re not ready for this. You don’t know how to survive yourselves. In fact, we’re the only ones that know how to survives this. Whites come, hurry, quick. Come get your n***** lessons. You need us. You need our eyes to save you from yourselves.
Dave Chappelle also takes a dig at Donald Trump
While taking a dig at Donald Trump, he also ends up complimenting his sense of humor.
When Trump called the coronavirus the ‘kung fu’ virus, Dave Chappelle exclaimed:
You racist – hilarious son of a b***tch. I’m supposed to say that, not you! It’s wrong when you say it.
Dave Chappelle also talked about the time when Donald Trump went to a public press conference and attempted to “guess” the cures for coronavirus.
He also mentioned how Trump tested positive for COVID-19:
It was hilarious. Trump getting coronavirus was like when Freddie Mercury got AIDS. Nobody was like, ‘how did he get it?’
The conspiracy kindness
At the end of the monologue, Dave Chappelle talks about his ‘conspiracy kindness’. To participate in this, you have to do one kind gesture for a Black person.
But you have to make sure that the black individual does not deserve it. The reason for that is important.
Do something nice for a Black person. Just because they’re Black. You got to make sure they don’t deserve it. It’s very important part of it. The same way all them year they did terrible things to Black People just because they’re Black. And they didn’t deserve it.
Another unifying message from Dave Chappelle
While the subject matter was serious, Dave Chappelle was pretty chill throughout the monologue. He kept it real and genuine but he also sprinkled in clever jokes at just the right moments.
In the end, he had a special message for all Americans.
Celebrating to remember. It’s good to be a humble winner. Remember when I was here four years ago? Remember how bad that felt? Remember that half the country still feels that way. Please remember that.
Moreover, he also mentioned how for the first time in a long while, white people are the ones whose life expectancy is decreasing by a huge amount.
Life expectancy of white people is dropping. Because of heroin, because of suicide. All these white people out there that feel that anguish, that pain, that man, they think nobody cares. Maybe they don’t. Let me tell you something. I know how that feels. I promise you I know how that feels.
Dave Chappelle urged all Americans to find a way to forgive each other and live their life.
Even though America is quite divided right now, Dave Chappelle urged everyone to fight the hatred and the pain in their heats.