Shortly after the Full House star passed away unexpectedly at age 65, Chappelle was recorded performing at the Peppermint Club in West Hollywood.
In video obtained by TMZ, the 48-year-old funnyman tells the crowd that because he started comedy at a young age decades ago, many of his peers are older and “dying like hot cakes.”
“But I didn’t see [the death of] Bob coming,” Chappelle said. “Man, he just texted me and I saw the text yesterday and I never texted him back because I was just busy. It happens.”
“I’m just saying this to remind you that these moments are precious,” he added. “When I come out at night, I’m not just hanging out. I’m making memories. Shit, when I go out at night, I’m making history.”
Chappelle went on to once again address jokes from his last controversial stand-up special, The Closer, which some critics labeled as transphobic.
“The new me is not going to do any of those transphobic bigoted jokes,” Chappelle told the crowd in a tongue-in-cheek tone.
“I’m gonna tell you something else, I am not in battle with the transgender community that’s ridiculous. I do not blame the Ls, the Gs, The Bs or the Ts … blame the Jews!”