'SNL': Dave Chappelle Discusses Kanye West and Kyrie Irving's Anti-Semitic Scandals During Monologue

At one point in his 15-minute monologue, the 'Chappelle Show' star also takes a jab at former President Donald Trump, the midterm elections as well as the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

AceShowbiz - Dave Chappelle hosted the new episode of "Saturday Night Live" despite controversy. During his monologue in the Saturday, November 12 episode, the comedian addressed Kanye West, Kyrie Irving and their anti-Semitic scandals among others.

Opening his 15-minute monologue, Dave said, "I denounce anti-Semitism in all its forms. And I stand with my friends in the Jewish community. And that, Kanye, is how you buy yourself some time." Of the Yeezy designer, the host added, "Kanye has gotten in some scraps before and normally when he's in trouble, I pull up immediately. But this time I was like, 'you know what? Lemme see what's gonna happen first.' "

He then mentioned Kyrie, who landed in hot water after promoting an anti-Semitic movie. Dave said, "Kanye got in so much trouble Kyrie got in trouble. Kyrie Irving posted a link of to a movie he seen on Amazon. No caption on the post or nothing like that, but apparently this movie had Anti-Semitic tropes."

He continued, "And the NBA told him he should apologize and he was slow to apologize. The list of demands to get back into their good graces got longer and longer and this is where I draw the line. I know the Jewish people have been through terrible things all over the world, but you can't blame that on black Americans."

During his monologue, Dave also joked, "Early in my career, I learned there are two words in the English language that you should never say together in sequence: 'The' and 'Jews.' " He continued, "I've been to Hollywood and - no one get mad at me - I'm just telling you what I saw. It's a lot of Jews. Like a lot. But that doesn't mean anything! You know what I mean? Because there are a lot of black people in Ferguson, Missouri, it doesn't mean we run the place."

He also noted that while a "delusion that Jews run show business" was "not a crazy thing to think," it's "a crazy thing to say out loud." He additionally said that Ye broke "the show business rules," explaining, "You know, the rules of perception. If they're black, then it's a gang. If they're Italian, it's a mob. If they're Jewish, it's a coincidence and you should never speak about it."

At one point in his monologue, the "Chappelle Show" star took a jab at former President Donald Trump, the midterm elections as well as the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Meanwhile, Dave's "SNL" appearance itself also drew backlash. Previous reports claimed that the hit NBC show's staff writers boycotted the sketch comedy show over the stand-up comedian's transphobic and homophobic jokes.

Dave's representative, however, denied the rumors. Insisting that there's "no evidence of a boycott" as they attended the Tuesday, November 8 meeting with writers and producers at 30 Rock, the spokesperson said, "The room was full of writers. They all pitched ideas and they seemed very excited about it…. Dave is looking to have some fun."

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