Dave Chappelle Reveals His Comedy Blind Spots in New Netflix Specials

January 10, 2018

Dave Chappelle doesnt offend me. Im not saying it to be mean. Im saying to be funny. And everything is funny until it happens to you. Even as I recoil at the latest bit of controversy-baiting in Chappelles new Netflix specials (particularly Equanimity, the more formal of the two), I recognize that my criticisms of the still-funny 44-year-old comedian arent rooted in how offended I am by his words. My…


Being Transgender Can Be Funny, but Not for the Reasons Dave Chappelle Thinks

January 7, 2018

I agree with jokes he tells about transgender people in Equanimity, one of his a sense of humor about our unique place in the world; we just dont appreciate the sort of degrading and dehumanizing humor that Chappelle seems so fond of spouting in his Netflix specials, like calling sex reassignment surgery with cutting off a penis. I know that I laugh at myself. I do find it funnyin a…


Dave Chappelle Defends Louis C.K. in New Netflix Special

January 2, 2018

Dave Chappelle thinks the #MeToo movement may have gone too far, especially when it comes to his friend and fellow comedy legend Louis C.K. In The Bird Revelation, one of two new stand-up specials that landed on Netflix this New Years Eve, the comedian dives head first into the social movement that dominated the culture for the final three months of 2017. Sometimes, the funniest thing to say is mean,…