After a hiatus of 87 days (due to the COVID-19 pandemic), stand-up comedian, Dave Chappelle makes a surprise but unconventional return to comedy, in his Netflix special: 8:46. The title is a reference to Chappelle’s time of birth and to the killing of George Floyd. Floyd died after ex-police officer, Derek Chauvin kept his knee on George Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds.
Recorded just under a week ago at an outdoor space in Ohio, guests were presented with a raw, sobering, and not-so-funny comedy set. Chappelle highlights this towards the end of his set, declaring “this is not funny at all”, as he sat, and addressed being Black in America and the recent George Floyd protests.
This comedy special was an insightful stream of consciousness, that unpacked the interwoven history of police brutality against Black people in America.
Chappelle also blasts political activist Candace Owens, and CNN anchor Don Lemon. Watch 8:46 and see Candace’s & Don’s responses below.
To every Democrat tweeting me the clip of #DaveChappelle insulting me:June 12, 2020
I’m not a leftist. I have a sense of humor & I think comedians SHOULD make fun of people.
Dave Chappelle is one of the greatest comedians of all time and I made it into one of his specials.
We’ve arrived too suddenly into a culture where people can’t laugh at themselves, or want to restrain comedians.— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) June 12, 2020
I will never be a part of that culture. @DaveChappelle —you are legend and I’d love to meet you and challenge you to say any of that to my face! 😂
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