Dave Chappelle will host the first episode of Saturday Night Live after the presidential election.

Does that news have a familiar ring to it? It should. Chappelle also hosted the first installment of NBC's late-night sketch series after the 2016 election. Back then, the unapologetic comedian delivered a memorable opening monologue that addressed everything from from the Pulse nightclub shootings to the Black Lives Matter movement to Donald Trump's surprise victory over Hillary Clinton. "I know the whites," he said on the latter matter. "You guys aren’t as full of surprises as you used to be.” He also noted that “America has done it. We’ve actually elected an internet troll as our president.”

Dave Chappelle At The Hollywood Palladium
Credit: Lester Cohen/WireImage

Season 46 kicked off Oct. 3 with Chris Rock as host and a socially distanced audience. Subsequent episodes have been emceed by Bill Burr, Issa Rae, Adele, and John Mulaney.

Chappelle's episode airs Nov. 7 at 11:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT, four days after the election on Tuesday.

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The original late-night comedy sketch show from the one and only Lorne Michaels.

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  • 47
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  • Saturdays at 11:30 PM
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