When Saturday Night Live‘s Seth Meyers performed at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall in February, he branched out from his usual sketch comedy for a stand-up routine that was controversial, charming, and downright hilarious. Meyers shared his awkward encounters (yes, there were multiple) with President Obama — like his first run-in in 2007, when he suggested that Obama couldn’t pull off (physically or metaphorically) a Halloween mask. He also shared punchlines too dark for his “Weekend Update” segment: “A German man missing both his arms stole a TV set from an electronics store. Police said he was easy to catch because he was unarmed.” Meyers concluded with an anecdote that involved a bar in Las Vegas, a bully, and too much alcohol. The comedian accidentally brushed an aggressive muscleman, and when the dude told him he needed to be respectful, Meyers replied, “The three people I respect most in this world are my dad, for making me the man I am today, Nelson Mandela, for ending apartheid in South Africa, and you.” Meyers was on the ground within five seconds.