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No, It’s Not Dave Chappelle’s Fault That a Transgender Comedian Committed Suicide

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Transgender comedian Daphne Dorman sadly committed suicide after posting a goodbye note to Facebook on Friday. Dorman was recently in the media when mentioned by Dave Chappelle during his most recent comedy special as a friend, but the media has now run with this mention by Chappelle as the reason behind Dorman’s suicide.

During Chappelle’s recent standup special “Sticks and Stones,” Chappelle actually pokes fun at transgendered people, which is one of the primary reasons the left reacted so negatively to Chappelle’s standup special in the first place.

(READ: Dave Chappelle’s Audience Reviews Are In, And The People Made It Clear That The Critics Are Very Wrong)

Members of the left have been pointing to Chappelle’s routine as the reason Dorman committed suicide.

This includes the New York Daily News which released an article titled “Transgender actress, activist and comedienne Daphne Dorman, referenced in Dave Chappelle’s ‘transphobic’ Netflix special, commits suicide.”

This was picked up by Ernest Owens, who wrote a long, multi-tweet Twitter screed about how “jokes” shouldn’t be made about trans people.

The response to Owens’ remarks was a mixed bag of agreement and disagreement. While I agree that Dormand’s suicide is tragic, Owens and the NYDN are foolish for making this about Chappelle.

More accurately, they’re foolish for making this about jokes.

The suicide rate for those suffering from gender dysphoria is abnormally high. Especially for teenagers. The mental illness carries with it a 41 percent suicide rate, making someone who is practicing transgenderism far more likely to kill themselves.

The chances that Dorman was going to commit suicide were already high as he clearly suffered from the maddening depression many people with that mental illness suffer from.

Now, comedians make jokes about groups all the time, and while suicide rates have gone up overall, none of them even come close to striking distance of the suicide rates from gender dysphoria. Even groups that have been persecuted directly by the state haven’t had suicide rates this high.

In short, it’s not the jokes, it’s the disorder.

Yet the left doesn’t want to point to the disorder in any way. They want to pretend that being transgender is the purest expression of the self and that it’s a brave stance against the societal restraints of old.

It’s not. It’s a deadly disorder, and those trying to blame a death on anything but it is only encouraging more death. They are the most dangerous thing to the transgender community.

Furthermore, making it about the joke encourages the idea that people should restrain and restrict comedy to only approved subjects. This is more dangerous than many people realize.

Comedy is the greatest societal disinfectant. Everything — and I mean everything — becomes ridiculous when it’s taken far too seriously. It needs to have its ridiculousness exposed so that it stays grounded in reality. When we are forced to stop making jokes about things, we create sacred cows, and around those cows grow lies, misinformation, and decay.

Humor is how we deal with the darkness, and if we’re not allowed to laugh at the dark, then it will grow.

Chappelle is not to blame for the suicide of Dorman. The thing to blame is the sickness that we’re not allowed to talk about honestly in the mainstream. It’ll kill more people until we can finally look at it from a realistic perspective.

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‘South Park’ Co-Creator Matt Stone Knows Why Critics Trashed Dave Chappelle’s New Special: to ‘Keep Their Jobs’

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Have you seen Dave Chappelle’s new Netflix special, Sticks and Stones? In it, the comedian takes a shot at cancel culture amid addressing other contemporary woes.

If you like, check out the culture bit here. But beware — Dave uses language you won’t soon be hearing from the pulpit. Although you may be seeing a drag show.

Back to Dave, as you might imagine, some haven’t appreciated his poking at indignation.

And that makes sense — if you ridicule fragility and outrage, you can expect the fragile to be…well, you know.

South Park co-creator Matt Stone — a guy who knows a thing or two about making people mad — is further explaining the situation via a new interview in The Hollywood Reporter.

Of cancel culture, Matt observes, “It’s new. I don’t want to say it’s the same as it’s always been. The kids are f*****g different than us.”

They sure as heck are. And it sure as heck is.

“There’s a generational thing going on.”

Matt’s pro-Dave, and despite some cries from critics who didn’t find his latest offering sufficiently left-wing, he doesn’t expect the star to be effectively dumped any time soon.

Stone also thinks some of the negative professional reviews were a load of horse pucky:

“I know some people have been canceled for genuinely, like, personal behavior, but Dave is not getting canceled anytime soon. I feel bad for television critics and cultural critics. They may have laughed like hell at that, and then they went home and they kn[e]w what they ha[d] to write to keep their job. So when I read TV reviews or cultural reviews, I think of someone in prison, writing. I think about somebody writing a hostage note. This is not what they think. This is what they have to do to keep their job in a social media world. So I don’t hold it against them.”

If Dave had wanted praise from the prisoners, perhaps he should’ve just spent the entire 65 minutes on the Donald Trump — a subject, by the way, Matt was happy to move on from, after spending a bucket or two on it last season. Starting anew, he found refreshment in looking elsewhere:

“It was nice for us. It was nice to not come in and talk about Donald Trump. And I think it was nice for people to watch and go, ‘Oh, yeah, there is still comedy outside of…Donald Trump. There is still funny [stuff] as the world goes on.’ And you can get your Trump comedy on so many other shows.”

You suuuure can.

But as for his new leaf, the comedy writer can’t promise anything for sure:

“[I]f we came up with something tomorrow, we’d do it. We don’t have any rules.”

It seems Matt has quite the different opinion than media heads and Twitter trolls everywhere — as we’re seeing increasingly as we go, there are absolutely, most definitely rules.

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: here.

See 3 more pieces from me:

Disney Fired Roseanne And Hired Keith Olbermann – Check Out The Contrast

Pat Sajak Crushes Conservative Blacklisting, Outrage Culture, And The Absurdity Of The ‘Look At Me’ Generation

SJW’s Cancel Johnny Depp’s ‘Racist’ Cologne Ad, But The Company’s Statement Shows Just How Ignorant The Outrage Mob Is

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Will Bill Burr be the next comedian on the cancel culture hit list?

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As we’ve pointed out here before, Dave Chappelle took a lot of heat from progressives for his recent comedy special “Sticks and Stones.” Vice and other outlets trashed Chappelle and recommended people skip the special because some of the jokes were obviously aimed at progressives and cancel culture. That led to a big divide on review site Rotten Tomatoes between top reviewers (only 33% of whom liked it) and regular people (99% of whom loved it). Comedian Bill Burr seems to be going after the same cancel culture progressives in his own just-released comedy special. Here’s a summary of some of the content from Decider:

Here, he gets into the razor-edged material right off the bat: He mocks someone who says he’s been “triggered.” He says a movie role in which Bryan Cranston plays a quadriplegic is “acting,” and if they’d gotten a real quadriplegic to play the role, that’s “just laying there reading something someone else wrote.”

Before long, Burr says feminists are “full of shit,” and launches his rage-bazooka at “male feminists.” He says the #MeToo movement devolved into calling out men for “bad dates.” He wonders what men should do with women “who like it a little rough.” He calls out an audience member for cheering the idea of the first woman U.S. president: “You don’t even know what her f—ing platform is, and you automatically cheer!” He soon reveals that he knows exactly what he’s doing: “By the way, this is going to be my last show ever.”

Apparently the tone of the show gets less aggressive and more reflective about halfway in. A reviewer at Vulture said the first few minutes of the show live up to the billing of a broadside against cancel culture but as the show goes on the jokes change:

For the first several minutes, he flips quickly through complaints about the overanalysis of jokes, how white women are to blame for the current lamentable state of culture in the United States, and jokes about disabled characters being played by able-bodied actors. In his biggest and most convincingly risky swing, the first few minutes include a bit about Michelle Obama. Burr, in full character as angriest man in the world, is not a Michelle fan. It is an opening segment that dares you to turn the special off in disgust…

The thing is that once Burr moves past that part of the special — once he gets through the sexist throat-clearing and the tick-the-box list of rebellious trollish vocab — the rest of the special is different.

Maybe the backlash to the backlash against Dave Chappelle is causing reviewers themselves to be more reflective. Or maybe there hasn’t been enough time for the #CancelBurr hot takes to really get going. We’ll have to give it another week to find out. Meanwhile, Burr isn’t shying away from the controversy. In an interview with Forbes, Burr pointed to the hypocrisy behind political correctness:

There’s all this weird thing where everybody in public is the most caring person ever–and then they go back to the exact life they were living when they go home. And I understand it. Its heart is in the right place, but they . . . You can’t just change words and think that will change people’s attitudes.

Here’s a NSFW trailer for the special:

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Rotten Tomatoes: Dave Chappelle’s new comedy special is either terrible or really great

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Whenever a film or TV show touches on politics you can often see a pretty significant divide between the ranks of mostly left-leaning critics and audiences. Naturally, which way the split goes depends on whether the film or TV show is perceived as being favorable or hostile to progressive tastes. For instance, remember the Ghostbusters reboot in 2016? On Rotten Tomatoes, 74 percent of critics gave the film a positive review, but audience reviewers pegged the film at 50 percent. I saw it and 50 percent seems very generous to me. It was not remotely funny.

The critic-audience review is even further split on the new Dave Chappelle comedy special Sticks and Stones. Just 33% of critics liked it while 99 percent of audiences approved. Here’s a sample of a negative review from one of the critics (Slate):

A final segment on Jussie Smollett might qualify for the least objectionable portion of the special, given the Empire actor’s status as a universal laughingstock. But even then, Chappelle’s decision to call him “Juicy Smolier” (the surname pronounced in the French style) carries an unmistakable ring of homophobia.

Got it? Everything is problematic and also “That’s not funny!”

Meanwhile, here’s a sample from the audience which has contributed more than 16,000 positive responses:

  • “Dave is just a legend. I couldn’t stop laughing.”
  • “It seems like it has been forever since I watched a standup comedian that made jokes like Carlin or Hicks or Murphy that were edgy and funny!! Another please!”
  • “Absolute epic!! Ie seen it about three times now on Netflix and the wife and I love it!! He nailed it and said everything everyone else is too scared to say! People need to learn to take a joke!”
  • “Amazing performance that brings us back to a time when we were allowed to laugh and also disagree without internet mobs of hate.”
  • “A legendary comedian taking comedy where it should always go, that area between uncomfortable and educational, while being completely hysterical!”
  • “If you loved George Carlin, Chappelle is his successor.”

It goes on like that for pages and pages.

Honestly, the 33 percent rating from critics is probably too high. Rotten Tomatoes doesn’t include a lot of scathing reviews at sites like The Root, Complex, Vulture, and even the Atlantic. If you were to add just those four to the nine reviews currently listed, the critics rating would drop to 23 percent.

The point of all of this isn’t that Rotten Tomatoes is bad. RT is just revealing something that was already true, i.e. media bias isn’t limited to political news. The left is also willing to prop up poorly-made entertainment so long as it flatters their favorite narratives. Alternatively, the same reviewers will dutifully trash anything that challenges those narratives.

Fortunately, a lot of people have learned by now to ignore the self-appointed progressive gatekeepers and make up their own minds. Hopefully, that will always be the case, but there’s no mistaking the left’s everpresent desire to silence and condemn anyone they disagree with. Dave Chappelle is a top comic with a long history of making people laugh so the backlash was limited to bad reviews this time. But if he puts out another special poking fun at left-wing verities, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him get the full “cancel Chappelle” treatment.

I watched Sticks and Stones last week. I should confess that while I watch some standup occasionally it’s not my favorite genre of entertainment. But I thought the special was mostly funny and did make me crack up a few times. I liked it better than his previous Netflix special.

There was a bit about abortion that I thought was a really clever piece of social commentary. Dave gets all the pro-choice people in the audience on his side by basically taking up for a woman’s right to choose. But then he introduces a twist. I’m not sure anyone listening to this, on either side of the issue, feels completely at ease or satisfied and that’s clearly the point.

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Dave Chappelle’s Audience Reviews are In, and the People Made It Clear that the Critics are Very Wrong

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Yesterday I covered how Dave Chappelle’s comedy special “Sticks and Stones” wasn’t fairing very well with audience critics, despite the fact that every person I’ve spoken to had nothing but great things to say about it.

As I’ve said in my own recommendation, “Sticks and Stones” isn’t going to agree with everyone’s political — and definitely not moral — sensibilities, but he is happy to shove the PC and cancel culture nonsense back into the faces of the people that spew it. It’s dirty and at times wrong, but it’s refreshing regardless.

(READ: Why You Should Definitely Watch Dave Chappelle’s New Stand-Up Special, And Ignore The Outrage Brigades)

Because Chappelle went and practiced comedy like a comedian should and avoided resorting to the social justice left approved “clapter” that we’ve seen so many “comedians” resort to, the left hated “Sticks and Stones” and proceeded to try to put it down wherever they could. This included on Rotten Tomatoes where for a good long while, Chappelle’s special sported a 0 percent rating.

For some reason, Rotten Tomatoes took their sweet time in releasing the audience scores, but now that they have, we can get a good idea of how good it actually is.

The audience rating is currently at 99 percent.

For those unfamiliar with how the rating system on Rotten Tomatoes works, the critic score is often something you ignore and the audience score is what you actually want to pay attention to. Too often, the critic score isn’t based on whether or not the movie is actually enjoyable, but what it does.

For instance, 2018’s Death Wish starring Bruce Willis was one of the standout movies of that year for me. It dealt very well with the issue of private gun ownership and promoted the idea of the good guy with the gun. Most importantly, it was just a good movie all around. Well paced and very entertaining. The audience, however, gave it a 73 percent rating.

Critics hated the movie because it was so pro-gun and resonated too much with a narrative they’d been trying to craft about how all guns in any situation are evil. It currently sits with a 17 percent on Rotten Tomatoes despite the fact that the movie is entertaining and a fresh look at the gun issue.

(READ: “Death Wish” Is The Movie America Needs And Deserves Right Now)

On the flipside, Captain Marvel has a 78 percent critic score while the audience gave it a 55 percent rating and that was after some tampering by Rotten Tomatoes to make the audience score look better. Captain Marvel was a pro-feminist flick with a lot of feminist messaging and as such, critics liked what it did politically and rated it that way. Regardless, it wasn’t a very good movie and the audience had its way with a lower score.

If you really need a solid look at how the critics think, then look no further than the score comparison between “Sticks and Stones” and “Bring Down the House,” the propaganda “documentary” about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Coming back to Chappelle’s “Sticks and Stones” we see, once again, just how much the critic score needs to be ignored. Chappelle’s special is a laugh-out-loud stand-up routine that actually has moments where Chappelle actually makes you think but doesn’t make you think for long. He’s there to make you laugh, not convince you of something.

And this is why critics hate it and audiences love it. Chappelle actually did comedy and the audience couldn’t be more thrilled that they finally have a comedian who is there for the sake of comedy and isn’t going to be hemmed in by the boundaries set by the people who should be the last to tell us what is right and wrong.

Chappelle’s 99 percent rating is earned. Ignore the critics.

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[LISTEN] Which is Funnier-Chappelle or Joe Walsh’s Presidential Campaign?

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The Smart Girl Podcast tackles Dave Chappelle’s new comedy special and why everyone is freaking out over it.

Sidebar: Chappelle’s special was simply good comedy, but beyond that it was a welcome relief from all the of ‘woke’ mobs who seem determined to kill all joy and pleasure. Be warned, there are no sacred cows in his special. You’re all on the chopping block…but when a comedian is an equal opportunity offender, it’s easy to laugh at yourself. This is well worth your time as long as you don’t mind a lot of foul language.

Also, just what in the hell is Joe Walsh doing? Who is he running for?

And Kira can’t stop ranting and raving about the homeless crisis in California. The inmates are officially running the asylum. LITERALLY.

As you prepare for fun this holiday weekend, put the Smart Girl podcast in your rotation and let us follow you around during your chores and errands.

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

*Find Kira’s solo podcast Just Listen to Yourself anywhere you listen to podcasts.

*Follow Kira on Twitter @RealKiraDavis

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The Babylon Bee Takes on the Fauxtrage Mob’s Ridiculous War on Comedian Dave Chappelle – and Wins

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In his recent Netflix special “Sticks and Stones“, comedian Dave Chappelle has unleashed hell on cancel culture and fauxtrage mobs, and also turned the tables on liberal arguments when it comes to issues like abortion and President Trump.

Naturally this makes Chappelle Public Enemy Number One to leftists and their outrage army whose sole purpose in life is to find things to be offended about in order to wage social media wars against the offending subject. The idea is to force the object of the mob to shut up or otherwise confirm.

Chappelle has proven over and over again that he’s just not gonna do that.

Because Democrats and so-called progressives have so heavily invested themselves in “identity politics”, under normal circumstances any criticisms of Chappelle would be viewed and called out as “racist” because the comedian is black.

But those rules don’t apply in this case, because Chappelle is doing what fewer and fewer comedians are doing in modern times when it comes to the demands from the left for milquetoast “comedy” and “safe spaces” for minority groups: he’s, in a nutshell, giving them the bird.

With that in mind, the geniuses at the Babylon Bee wrote one of the better takes on liberals and their reactions to Chappelle’s “Sticks and Stones” special:

After some confusion was expressed by casual observers of apparent hypocrisy in their denunciation of Dave Chappelle’s most recent comedy special, liberals from around the country clarified that they only want black voices to be heard when those voices are saying liberal-approved things.

The offended white progressives asked black comedian Dave Chappelle to “keep it down” and “maybe not talk so much” after his comments made them feel uncomfortable, sources confirmed Thursday.

Read the full “report” by clicking on the link below:

Perfect.

Chappelle, whose political affiliation is unknown, has demonstrated that he’ll call both sides to the carpet politically. But because he doesn’t spare the snowflakes on the left from his politically incorrect wrath, he gets treated like a traitor to The CauseWestlake Legal Group 2122 The Babylon Bee Takes on the Fauxtrage Mob’s Ridiculous War on Comedian Dave Chappelle – and Wins republicans Popular Culture Politics political correctness Ohio North Carolina Netflix Hollywood Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story Featured Post Entertainment donald trump democrats dave chappelle Culture comedy Allow Media Exception Abortion  , as a comedian whose opinions and shows you should ignore because he refuses to march in lockstep with leftist orthodoxy.

Nobody puts Dave Chappelle in a corner, and that includes perpetually fauxfended liberals. Kudos to the Babylon Bee for getting right to the heart of the matter.

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Bourbon On The Rocks: Dave Chappelle Is Saving Free Speech #841

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Dave Chappelle Takes the Abortion Argument to Its Logical End During Comedy Special

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Dave Chappelle’s new comedy special on Netflix is making massive waves, and while I’ve already covered it twice, this moment in his special is one of the ones that really had me paying attention to what he was saying behind what he was saying.

During his set, Chappelle began discussing abortion and began by saying something you typically hear from the left when it comes to making arguments in that if you’re a man, you should stay out of the abortion debate altogether.

Wait for it.

Chappelle doesn’t stop there as many “comedians” do. Instead, Chappelle takes the argument to its logical end and then says something afterward that caught my attention.

“Gentleman, that is fair,” said Chappelle after saying that women shouldn’t have to consult anyone except a physician.

“And ladies, to be fair to us, I also believe that if you decide to have the baby, a man should not have to pay,” said Chappelle. “That’s fair.”

“If you can kill this motherf***er, I can at least abandon them,” he continued. “It’s my money, my choice.”

Chappelle finished by leaving the crowd and the viewer something to ponder. It wasn’t even a joke, just an interesting thing to say after all of that.

“And if I’m wrong, then perhaps we’re wrong,” he said.

*Language warning*

Even when agreeing with the pro-abortion argument, Chappelle manages to find a way to make them angry by declaring that if women can be so independent, then so can the men. I should not that I’m personally not in favor of either of these, but it can’t be ignored that women can’t have it so that they can be both unconcerned with what a man thinks but lay claim to his wallet.

What got my attention, however, was the ending phrase. There is no doubt that many women would take exception to his argument about men not having to be responsible for babies they don’t want. If these women are saying that Chappelle is wrong for standing by that philosophy, then they fall into the category about being wrong about abortion altogether.

I should note that as a pro-life man myself, I think fathers should take absolute responsibility for the children they helped create. Fatherless homes create a myriad of problems all on their own, so I’m not in agreement with Chappelle on either point.

But I like the fact that Chappelle leaves the answer open for discovery, claiming that if it’s wrong for him to think that way about the rights of fathers then perhaps he’s also wrong about the arguments toward abortion.

In effect, Chappelle destroys the idea that men shouldn’t be a part of the conversation. He may, or may not have meant to do that, but he tends to do that a few times throughout his special, where he makes the crowd believe he’s going one way, then turns it on them.

If you want to hear further argument as to why you should be watching this Netflix special, click the link below.

(READ: Why You Should Definitely Watch Dave Chappelle’s New Stand-Up Special, And Ignore The Outrage Brigades)

 

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Why You Should Definitely Watch Dave Chappelle’s New Stand-Up Special, and Ignore the Outrage Brigades

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I knew I was in for a good time in the beginning as the veteran comedian Dave Chappelle started off his comedy special more philosophically than comedically. Quoting Prince’s “1999,” Chappelle takes the song and makes it into a lesson about depression and suicide by bringing up Anthony Bordain.

Chappelle noted that Bordain was a world traveler, ate the greatest cuisine, and surrounded himself with fascinating people and still hung himself one day. A friend he knew, however, worked his way from being dead broke in the ghetto and clawed his way into a law school where he was a star student. He lost everything after his wife divorced him and took half of what little he had, leaving him destitute, working menial jobs, and living with his mother at 45.

“It never occurred to him to kill himself,” said Chappelle.

While the way he tells the story makes it funny, starting off his comedy special is genius in that it gets the audience into a mindset it carries with it throughout the special. It’s a lesson that we can take with us well after the special has ended too.

Don’t take everything so seriously.

Chappelle’s latest stand-up special is beyond fascinating. Throughout it I found myself laughing out loud at things I shouldn’t be laughing about, and even during segments where I vehemently disagreed with him to the point of feeling anger, it felt good to hear it. That may sound odd, but in today’s society, it becomes risky for a comedian to be offensive and someone having the bravery to offend everyone and not just one group is refreshing.

Chappelle even makes that point early in his routine in a moment that has now gone viral across the internet and even earned quite a bit of attention here on RedState itself.

Chappelle decides he’s going to do impressions and pulls off something rather genius. He starts by doing an impression of the founding fathers who tell a “n****r” to finish the Constitution so that they can go to sleep. The joke isn’t funny in itself, but it sets up the crowd to believe Chappelle is going to go one way when really he’s going the other.

He does a second impression and tells the crowd they have to guess who it is.

“Hey! Durr! If you do anything wrong in your life – duh – and I find out about it, I’m gonna try to take everything away from you, and I don’t care what I find out. IT could be today, tomorrow, 15 – 20 years from now, if I find out, you’re f***ing finished!” said Chappelle.

Before he could even ask who he was impersonating, people were already screaming out “Trump!”

“That’s you!” said Chappelle, pointing at the crowd.

“That’s what the audience sounds like to me!” he continued. “That’s why I don’t be coming out and doing comedy all the time because y’all n*****s is the worst motherf***ers I’ve ever tried to entertain in my f***ing life.”

What follows this is a stand-up routine that covers everything from Chappelle’s hatred of guns but his acceptance of needing to own one, his problems with the LGBT community (he calls them the “alphabet people”), abortion, how the #MeToo movement went overboard, and a takedown of Jussie Smollett. He also covers the Kevin Hart controversy and talks about growing up poor, how he doesn’t think Michael Jackson was a pedophile, and that R. Kelly really did do all the stuff he’s accused of.

Everyone will find something in this special to agree with and laugh about. Likewise, you will find things you disagree with and may even get angry over.

And this is why I believe Chappelle’s “Sticks and Stones” is a must-watch. It’s a pure celebration of honesty from a man during an era when being honest on a public stage may end your career forever. It’s a giant middle finger to the outrage brigades who promote cancel culture.

In other words, it’s everything I miss about comedy. It’s that ability to pull back the curtain on society and expose the ridiculousness that infects it sometimes. It’s comedy in its true form and it’s dying out with Chappelle, Matt Stone and Trey Parker of South Park being among the last of the holdouts.

And rest assured, the outrage brigades are already coming for Chappelle because of “Sticks and Stones.” Vice, for one, is encouraging people to skip it because of Chappelle’s “transphobia” and “misogyny” demonstrated throughout the routine. I won’t go into details as to why they hate it, but I will sum it up for you.

Vice is mad because Chappelle doesn’t treat the left’s sacred cows as the holy things they consider them to be. In their efforts to steer people away from the special, Vice proves Chappelle’s initial claim about the audience correct. Vice goes into things Chappelle said in the past just as Chappelle said they would.

But Chappelle doesn’t care, and I can’t tell you how refreshing that is. Even as I would feel he goes a bit far sometimes in some of his jokes, it just felt good to hear them.

You should watch Chappelle’s latest Netflix special because it’s a celebration of free speech and being honest in the face of mob threats. It’s not clean, it’s definitely not right at times, but it’s definitely fun and may have you looking at certain things like you haven’t before.

 

 

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