Comedian Dave Chappelle hosted Saturday Night Live’s first episode since the 2020 Presidential Election and Democrat Joe Biden’s win. Chappelle opened the show with a 16-minute standup set in which he highlighted several important issues occurring in the US today.
Chappelle started off by discussing Trump’s reactions to the coronavirus as well as his infection, bringing up a joke Trump had made about the virus calling it the “Kung flu.” He also added that when Trump himself tested positive, although he had previously made the racist joke about the virus, no jokes were made towards his infection.
Chapelle went on to shed light upon Biden’s recent victory in the presidential election, imploring democrats to “be humble” winners. Then, in continuing his message about peace and understanding, he added that empathy and forgiveness should be practiced throughout the country amid the recent issues regarding law enforcement and treatment from police, saying that “You got to find a way to forgive each other. Got to find a way to find joy in your existence…..”
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