Following the Full House star’s unexpected death, Chappelle took the stage at the Peppermint Club in West Hollywood on Thursday night and let the crowd know about his plans to lay Saget to rest, which happened at Friday’s funeral. And judging by a video uploaded by TMZ, Dave was shocked by Saget’s passing, sharing that he “didn’t see Bob coming.”
“Man, he just texted me and I saw the text yesterday and I never texted him back because I was just busy,” he said. “It happens. I’m just saying this to remind you that these moments are precious. When I come out at night, I’m not just hanging out. I’m making memories.”
The comedian also opened up about his The Closer controversy—which most recently found Chappelle’s high school still planning to name a theater after him despite pushback—explaining that he wasn’t in a “battle” with the LGBTQ community.
“I’m gonna tell you something else, I am not in battle with the transgender community that’s ridiculous,” Chappelle said. “I do not blame the Ls, the Gs, The Bs or the Ts … blame the Jews! Somebody else’s fault. Marching for the Netflix.”
On Friday, Chappelle was joined by plenty of other famous friends in mourning the loss of Saget, as he arrived at his friend’s small funeral service at Mt. Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery in Hollywood. Also in attendance were John Mayer, Jeff Ross, and many from the original Full House cast—including John Stamos, Candace Cameron Bure, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Jodie Sweetin, Dave Coulier, and Lori Loughlin.
“Today will be the hardest day of my life,” Stamos shared beforehand on Twitter. “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”
Also on Friday, CBS Mornings shared a sit-down interview with Saget from weeks back, which ultimately became one of his final on-camera interviews. During the discussion, he spoke about the loss of his sister to the autoimmune disease scleroderma, and the importance of raising awareness.
“Humor is the only way my family survived,” he said. “It is so healthy to laugh. And I’m out there doing it and I know it’s healing for people.”