Dave Chappelle Opening ‘SNL’ With Risqué Jewish Jokes – Deadline

Dave Chappelle certainly didn’t pull any punches, as always, with his opening monologue saturday night live,

The comedian begins his nearly 15-minute set by addressing Kanye West’s recent anti-Semitic sentiment.

“I renounce anti-Semitism in all its forms — that, Kanye, is how you buy yourself some time,” he began. “I’ve been doing this for 35 years. Two words in the English language you should never say – the and the Jew. It doesn’t do anyone any good after they say that.”

But in typical chapel form, he himself managed to get to the line while continuing to discuss the subject.

“I don’t think Kanye is crazy, he’s probably not okay. I’ve been to Hollywood, that’s what I saw. It’s a lot of Jews. It’s like a lot. There’s a lot of black people in Ferguson, Missouri, it doesn’t mean That they run the place. You can go out in Hollywood and you can kind of start conjuring lines and you can adopt the illusion that Jews run showbusiness. It’s not a crazy thing to think about, but loud That’s a crazy thing to say,” he said.

As they closed their set, Chappelle did not address his own trans jokes, landing in hot water with his final special, highlighting the difficulty in talking about such topics in today’s environment.

“It shouldn’t be so scary to talk about anything. I find it difficult to talk to such a crowd. I hope they don’t take anything away from me. Whoever they are,” he said.

Elsewhere, here’s a selection of Chappelle’s other jokes:

Losing Your Sneaker Deal on Kanye West
Ironically, Adidas was founded by the Nazis and was outraged.

Kyrie Irving
Kanye got into so much trouble that Kyrie got in trouble.
Kyrie was nowhere near the doomsday. In fact, he’s not even sure it exists.

herschel walker
I don’t want to speak badly of him because he’s black, but I must admit he looks stupid.

Donald Trump
The news is announcing the end of the Trump era. In New York I can see how you can see the end of the Trump era. I live among poor whites in Ohio and many of you don’t understand why Trump was so popular, but I understand it, I hear it every day. He was loved because people in Ohio saw no one like him. He is an honest liar. “I know the system is rigged because I am used to it,” he said. Then he took out his Illuminati membership card and cut a line of cocaine with it.

Melania Trump
The kind of chick that James Bond would break but wouldn’t trust.

Donald Trump’s Stolen Records
You know what I never stole from work? Work.

Watch his monologue above.