Dave Chappelle's SNL Monologue Was One of the Greatest Moments in the Show's History

And Chris Rock showed up for the first sketch.

It's been hard to make America laugh this week. Stephen Colbert tried his best on Election Night, but Saturday Night Live chose perhaps the best man for this particular job: Dave Chappelle.

"I didn't know that Donald Trump was going to win the election," Chappelle started in his monologue last night. "I did suspect it. It seemed like Hillary was doing well in the polls and yet — I know the whites. You guys aren't as full of surprises as you used to be...We've actually elected an Internet troll as our president...I haven't seen whites this mad since the O.J. verdict."

Chappelle didn't hold back. Using the n-word four times throughout his monologue, he covered everything from the racial undertones of Harambe to Black Lives Matter to gentrification in arguably one of the greatest SNL moments in the show's history. But the real gem lies within the last two minutes, when he gets serious about Donald Trump and the presidents of our past:

Chappelle helped the entire episode get real about the racial divide, with a little help from Chris Rock in the first sketch of the episode: "Election Night," which compared the naive optimism of white voters to the tone-deaf way white people gloss over systemic racism in America.

It's been a historically harrowing week for America, and SNL did that week justice.

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