Dave Chappelle “thanked God” for the coronavirus pandemic during his Saturday Night Live opening monologue — because it stopped “murderous whites” from committing mass shootings.
In an N-word-filled opening where he also called President Trump’s coronavirus infection “hilarious,” Chappelle noted how a friend in the UK celebrated Joe Biden’s election win being declared earlier Saturday.
“She said, ‘The world feels like a safer place now that America has a new president,’” he said. “I said, ‘That’s great, but America doesn’t,’” he insisted, reminding the audience of life “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,” he said to loud cheers and clapping from the audience he teased as being “like a woke meeting.”
Chappelle, 47, also targeted “poor white people” who “don’t like wearing masks.”
“What is the problem? You wear a mask at the Klan rally, wear it at the Walmart too,” he said, adding, “Wear your Klan hood at Walmart so we can all feel safe.”
He suggested many of the same people were refusing to work because they got more money from stimulus checks, and were also turning to hard drugs.
“Rest of the country trying to move forward and these white n—— keep holding us back,” he said to cheers.
“Don’t even wanna wear your mask because it’s oppressive … try wearing the mask I’ve been wearing all these years,” he said.
Chappelle also called Trump a “hilarious son of a bitch” for nicknaming the coronavirus “kung flu” — saying it was something he should have done instead — but also called it “hilarious” that the president got infected.
“Trump getting coronavirus was like when Freddie Mercury got AIDS. Nobody was like, ‘How did he get it?’” he joked.
“This guy’s running around like the outbreak monkey,” he said.
Chappelle appeared ready for a serious ending, to his opening, discussing how the nation should combat hate — just to break out in a large grin as he told viewers to “come get these n—– lessons.”