When comedy is best it reminds us all, for however fleeting a moment, to not take everything so serious. I was fully reminded of this while watching Dave Chappelle’s impressive new Netflix special Sticks and Stones. The Jay-Z quote that fills the first frames of his special speaks precisely to what makes the native D.C. comic’s brand of anti-pc comedy so appealing and engaging to audiences across America.
Chappelle says what he wants when he wants, and how he wants.
Chappelle’s number of critics has grown considerably in the past few years but he has refused to back down to a younger, overly-woke media. In his newest hour-long show for Netflix, Chappelle courts even greater controversy.