Dave Chappelle wasted no time as host of NBC’s Saturday Night Live this week, delving headfirst into the Kanye West controversy during his opening monologue. In his signature fashion, the comedian embraced controversy by addressing Ye’s anti-semitic comments and walking right up to the line with a few of his own Jewish jokes.
“It shouldn’t be this scary to talk. About anything,” he said.
Chappelle opened Saturday’s show by reading a humorous statement: “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.”
He added: “I’ve probably been doing this 35 years now. And early in my career, I learned that there are two words in the English language words you should never say together in sequence. And those words are: ‘The’ and ‘Jews.’ Never heard someone do…