comedian Dave Chappelle was the host last night saturday night livemaking his third appearance on the Landmark series and first since his controversial 2021 Netflix standup near Surrounding the transgender community.While he didn’t address the previous controversy much, his opening monologue was directed at those currently experiencing their own PR nightmares, such as Kanye West When Kyrie Irving As well as calling out the recent midterm elections by saying that “all of humanity depends on it.”
The 15-minute standup began with a “prepared statement” by Chappelle expressing support for the Jewish community and condemning anti-Semitism, telling Kanye, who is still under fire for his recent anti-Semitic comments. The first five minutes focused on Kanye West, joking about Adidas, which he points out was founded by the Nazis, and chapelling West for Chappelle’s comment that “students have outdone teachers.” dropped it.
He moved on to another celebrity who’s going through his own anti-Semitic controversy with currently suspended Brooklyn Nets player Kyrie Irving. He was suspended for sharing a link to a movie containing ideological views. Chappelle said the NBA’s growing list of demands to have Irving back in the game is getting out of hand because Irving cannot be blamed for the atrocities that have befallen Jews throughout history. cannot be held responsible for the Holocaust. Because he wasn’t there, and “he wasn’t even sure it existed.”
Chappelle is gearing up for the recent midterm elections. herschel walkercalled him “visibly stupid” before explaining why he believed donald trump Could hit chords like that on his bass. Chappelle called him an “honest liar”. He is the first to see an American come out within the system and say the system is fixed because he benefits from it. Trump’s victory was “embarrassing” as a Democrat, as the party was shouting. He turns to documents seized from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club. And before returning to Kanye to talk about how he lost $1.5 billion in one day, Ukrainians are fighting Russia. He concludes his soliloquy by saying, “It’s not this scary to talk about something,” saying that it’s hard to talk to a crowd like he does, and he appreciates their support.
Dave Chappelle’s previous controversies
Chappelle has taken aim at several controversial figures of late, but he’s used to being under the same microscope. The five-time Emmy-winning comedian has come under fire after making controversial remarks in his sixth Netflix special about being transgender around his community. nearcomparing being transgender and wearing blackface, Harry potter author J.K. Rowling, claiming to be a member of “team TERF”. Chappelle’s comments were heavily criticized, especially by his Netflix transgender employees. In a later comedy show, Chappelle spoke about the situation and said:
“I was told in the media that I was invited to speak to a transgender employee at Netflix but declined. I’m confused as to what we’re talking about. You said you wanted a work environment, and it seems like I’m the only one who can’t go to the office anymore.”
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