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Dave Chappelle

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Freespeecher Sun 08-Sep-19 20:04:42

While watching clips of his recent stand-up show, I came across an excellent quote by him.

"I support anyone's right to be who they want to be. My question is: to what extent do I have to participate in your self-image?"

Says it all, and said by someone who's successful and rich enough not to be beholden to any channel etc trying to filter his material. (If you haven't seen it, his take on the whole Jussie Smollett thing is excellent).

Childrenofthestones Sun 08-Sep-19 21:14:34

Rotten tomatoes initially gave him literally 0%, such is the power of intersectionality and fear of stepping outside the tent. The it has hold over supposedly independant professional critics is amazing.

GrinitchSpinach Sun 08-Sep-19 21:21:38

I don't know.

I put it on on the strength of Glinner's recommendation, and tried to stick it out to the end, but couldn't. At one point Chappelle said something along the lines of, "If you're offended by that, let me remind you that you clicked on this, BITCH." There were lots of "bitch" type remarks and no acknowledgment that "punching down" is not the same as "punching up."

I got bored and couldn't find much to make me laugh, so I turned it off. YMMV.

FeckTheMagicDragon Sun 08-Sep-19 21:26:21

And that is how it’s supposed to work. Get bored, switch if off. Not get professionally offended and stop anyone else from seeing it. I watched it and thought some bits were funny, some boring and some made me cringe.

GlitchStitch Mon 09-Sep-19 10:52:41

Not watched the full thing yet but 'Juicee Smoullee' was hilarious.

ArnoldWhatshisknickers Mon 09-Sep-19 11:30:55

I got bored and couldn't find much to make me laugh, so I turned it off

I think to an extent comedy is culturally specific. I don't mind Dave Chappelle but find there are aspects of his routines I don't really 'get' be that because he is American, black, or male.

DuMondeB Tue 10-Sep-19 13:36:54

The Young Turks (US progressive YouTube channel) had Contrapoints on to complain about Chapelle.

The like/dislike ratio is illuminating:

DuMondeB Tue 10-Sep-19 13:44:07

A couple of weeks back The Young Turks posted some critical commentary on the gendered language police at the recent DSA convention. I almost posted it here, giddy at the signs of a cultural shift from woke to actually awake.

They must’ve had a negative response though, because when I went back to look for it again, it was gone.

Here’s the clip they were commenting on, posted elsewhere:

MrGHardy Wed 11-Sep-19 13:44:22

Did not enjoy this special as much as his previous ones. Too much about pedophilia and anuses. But overall still quite funny. But he is very isnogjffulm

MrGHardy Wed 11-Sep-19 13:54:58


OvaHere Wed 11-Sep-19 14:04:37

I also got a bit bored about a third of the way through, some jokes were quite funny and to the point but overall I found it a bit meandering. I might go back and finish it eventually. I enjoyed the last Ricky Gervais stand up more but that might be cultural thing, I tend to relate less to American humour generally.

GrinitchSpinach Wed 11-Sep-19 16:22:17

I am American but preferred the Gervais special, too. OMG! I am actually a British woman who was coercively assigned American at birth! wink

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