Dave Chappelle is back and his latest special and he isn’t overly concerned about outrage from the left.
In fact, during one of his bits in his special, Chappelle begins doing impressions. The first is an impression of the founding fathers telling a “n****r” to finish the Constitution so he can sleep. I’m not sure if he’s insinuating that a black person actually penned the constitution, but it doesn’t matter.
The joke put the audience ready for another crack at things Republicans might hold dear. For his second impression, Chappelle started by not telling them who he was doing an impression of.
“Hey! Durr! If you do anything wrong in your life – duh – and I find out about it, I’m gonna try to take everything away from you, and I don’t care what I find out. IT could be today, tomorrow, 15 – 20 years from now, if I find out, you’re f***ing finished!” said Chappelle.
Chappell asked who that sounds like, and before he could even get the question out, people were already yelling that it was Trump.
“That’s you!” said Chappelle, pointing at the audience.
“That’s what the audience sounds like to me!” he continued. “That’s why I don’t be coming out and doing comedy all the time because y’all n*****s is the worst motherf***ers I’ve ever tried to entertain in my f***ing life.”
Wow ok. Dave Chappelle's impressions are spot on.
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The audience laughs it up, but the truth behind Chappelle’s joke is pretty sad. Outrage culture had made it hard for comedians to be comedians. Even jokes that would be considered innocent put the comedian at risk of offending the wrong person and initiating an outrage mob to come after them.
Various comedians have expressed their unease with performing comedy routines, especially on college campuses out of fear that they’ll hurt their careers after students become offended.
Having it thrown back in their faces is actually kind of refreshing. I don’t see comedians actually making fun of outrage culture, specifically from the left, part of their act but society could stand to have it happen a lot more.