Before Dave Chappelle Hosts ‘SNL,’ We Remember 5 of His Classic Bits on Race

By Sameer Rao Nov 11, 2016

For fans of Dave Chappelle and his longtime association with trailblazing Black musicians, tomorrow’s (November 12) episode of "Saturday Night Live" (SNL) should be a treat. The controversial comedian and "Chappelle’s Show" creator will make his hosting debut with A Tribe Called Quest as the musical guest.


The episode airs one day after the seminal hip-hop group is set to release its final album. The title, "We Got It From Here, Thank You for Your Service," was revealed in a profile by Touré for The New York Times

Much of Chappelle’s comedy confronts racism with candor and precision. To prep you for his hosting gig, we present five of his best race-focused stand-up bits and show sketches: 




What are your favorite Chappelle bits? Let us know in the comments. 

(H/t Shadow and Act