Dave Chappelle Wins His First Emmy Award, For SNL Appearance

Despite giving audiences one of the best comedy series to hit TV, Dave Chappelle was never an Emmy award winner until now. Over the weekend in preparation for the night of stars, the Creative Arts Awards was held and gave out some early Emmy awards. Chappelle along with Melissa McCarthy won for best guest actor and actress, thanks to their stops on SNL last season.

Dave Chappelle won his first Emmy Award – Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series – for making his Saturday Night Live hosting debut on the NBC late-night franchise’s first post-election edition. Chappelle won the statuette Sunday in a field that included two other SNL hosts: Tom Hanks and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Saturday Night Live‘s Chappelle-hosted November 12 edition also delivered the franchise’s season high in adults 18-49 and total viewers, and the show’s highest 18-49 rating since 2013.

Here’s the monologue that got Chappelle the honor. Congrats.