Were my expectations high? Yes. Maybe too high? Absolutely. But what we knew were two things: Dave Chappelle was going to host Saturday Night Live in his most public performance in years, and all of us were going to watch it.
In the wake of the election, SNL skipped their normal cold open and instead had Kate McKinnon perform Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” dressed as Hillary Clinton only to follow up with 11 minutes of Dave Chappelle’s opening monologue where he didn’t miss a beat. They also brought back all of our favorite characters from Chappelle’s Show which blew the minds of everyone before putting Kate McKinnon back into the role we needed her to play, which was making out with Chappelle at a bar with their tongues out. Oh, and did I mention Chris Rock makes an appearance? Yeah, enjoy.