Dave Chappelle is hilarious. He’s rude. He’s in your face. And he doesn’t give a damn about how the Left’s political correctness protocols that are killing comedy. Kids cannot take a joke. And the comedian’s take on those of the alternative lifestyle, specifically transgender folks, has stoked the ire of the progressive Left. In other words, do all you can to support Dave Chappelle—who takes free speech seriously in his acts. He attacks everyone. That’s fair. And those attacks are usually hysterical.
His latest comedy special on Netflix, Sticks and Stones, triggered the critics and liberal America. Everyone else loved it. Alas, we see the disconnect between normal people and the legions of the overly educated, humorless zombies that seek to ruin everything. Ever since Trump won the 2016 election, the critics have taken to hear the resistance, social justice warrior angle that has led them to write trash reviews. I didn’t think the remake of Death Wish, starring Bruce Willis, was necessary but it was a good movie. Chappelle is the latest target of this political correctness cancer, but he shouldn’t despair. The comedian recently won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, an immense honor. In his remarks, he delivered a defense of the Second Amendment (via Washington Times):
Comedian Dave Chappelle gave a compelling defense of the Second Amendment in front of a star-studded Washington crowd on Sunday.
The Emmy-winning comedian accepted the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at The Kennedy Center, where he reportedly delivered impromptu remarks defending free speech and comedians he knows who are “very racist.”
“[I] don’t get mad at ‘em, don’t hate on ‘em,” he said, USA Today reported. “Man, it’s not that serious. The First Amendment is first for a reason. Second Amendment is just in case the First one doesn’t work out.”
Mr. Chappelle argued that only the U.S. “could produce this many comedians” but that comedy is needed now more than ever in such a tense political climate.
And the irony is that Chappelle actually has a disdain for firearms, but he’s not an idiot. He made his views on guns very clear in Sticks and Stones, where he states that he can’t stand firearms, but that he owns several. And yes, we could use more comedy that isn’t subjected to left-wing ad hoc councils on appropriate speech that pop up everywhere nowadays.