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Sticks and Stones, Dave Chappelle


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Wow, what a tremendous performance. I found myself floored by some of the things he was saying, only to realize shortly thereafter the genius of his presentation and the truth behind much of his logic.

 

Heres an article but I absolutely recommend watching it on Netflix.

 

https://nypost.com/2019/08/29/does-dave-chappelle-actually-believe-in-what-hes-selling/

 

This is probably a general discussion subject, but the content is kinda political and many here can't handle anything that even sniffs political so I figured Id dump this here and a mod can move it if they chose.

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African American gun ownership is on the rise (brings a tear of joy to my eye).

 

Dave is one chill dude. I always have to brag a little that I got to know him and his family reasonably well over a 3 year period. Extremely down to earth guy. He truly is the best comedian ever and has been able to discuss certain topics with nuances nobody else could replicate. That was a great act Greg thanks for sharing that.

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I remember even watching his original Chappelle Show maybe 15 years ago and just marveling at the genius behind it. Guy is far and away the best Ive ever seen.

 

Some of the stuff that fit this category, was the hypocritical logic he mentions in a couple acts, such as:

 

Chinese guy trapped in a black person. On the surface, racist and mocking Chinese people. But deeper, it highlighted, who we are we to determine that this person isn't valid in feeling like a xyz(Chinese in a black body), but that person(transgender), is? You can't do one without the other.

 

Humanizing R Kelly by making jokes about him, but not getting credit(in fact getting slammed) for humanizing trans people by making jokes about them.

 

The HR lady saying "you cant say fa***t". But why can I say ni***r with impunity? "Because you're not gay Dave" I'm not a ni***r either!

 

Brilliant stuff.

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I was disappointed by his 2 part special a year or so ago...it just wasn’t that funny and it didn’t seem like he was having any fun. Hopefully this one is better.

 

That you will be disappointed by this one even more. This special is pretty much exactly like the previous specials in tone and delivery.

 

My opinion and reaction are the exact opposite. I thought both were great. The only thing I don't like is that he has started to get preachy and reactive....he is less creative than he used to be.

 

Watched it. It's watchable. Not funny though. But, of course, Chappelle was never really funny.

 

I've always thought that Chappelle at his best was the funniest thing I've ever seen.

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That you will be disappointed by this one even more. This special is pretty much exactly like the previous specials in tone and delivery.

Yeah I kind of figured that...perhaps it's age that has taken a toll on his creativity and energy.

 

Which is not a knock - The Chapelle Show was some of the best comedy I've ever seen. Nonstop laughter for hours straight - that's a difficult thing to follow up.

 

I mean, to me this is one of the best skits I've seen in my life, to this day I just crack up watching:

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That you will be disappointed by this one even more. This special is pretty much exactly like the previous specials in tone and delivery.

Yeah I kind of figured that...perhaps it's age that has taken a toll on his creativity and energy.

 

Which is not a knock - The Chapelle Show was some of the best comedy I've ever seen. Nonstop laughter for hours straight - that's a difficult thing to follow up.

 

I mean, to me this is one of the best skits I've seen in my life, to this day I just crack up watching:

 

I think some of it is his physical presence (hes gotten much bigger/stronger) and his voice (which has gotten a lot deeper) takes away from his comedic cadence a bit.

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Heads up for the true fans, there is an Epilogue - hidden Q&A after the show on Sticks & Stones.  You have to watch or fast forward to the end of the credits to get to it.  Q&A with the audience filmed a few weeks later at his show on Broadway.

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