Dave Chappelle Wins 1st Emmy Award for ‘SNL’ Post-Election Hosting Gig
Style Magazine Newswire | 9/11/2017, 2:30 p.m.
Dave Chappelle won his first Emmy Award on Sunday, thanks to his “Saturday Night Live” hosting debut just days after Donald Trump was elected president. Chappelle’s November 12 “SNL” episode delivered the franchise’s season high in adults 18-49 and total viewers, and the show’s highest 18-49 rating since 2013.
And now, it has delivered Chappelle an Emmy for Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. The comedian won the statuette Sunday in a field that included two other “SNL” hosts: Tom Hanks and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Watch Chappelle’s “SNL” opening monologue below: