Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones

When a headline suggests “You Can Definitely Skip Dave Chappelle’s New Netflix Special ‘Sticks & Stones,’” you should definitely watch it. Of course Chappelle is controversial (in Micheal Jackson’s case). Of course he is offensive (to the trans community). Of course he is provocative (to the poor white America). But he keeps it real. Let’s face it. As parents, we might be raising mass shooters, but white parents have an exponentially higher chance than the rest of us. If every living African American registered to get a firearm this election, the gun law will change. Let that one sink in. What makes Chappelle a living legend is not only because he has stayed true to the art of comedy, but he has also mastered the craft. He finds the uncomfortable angle of social issues and applies his own logic to it. You might not agree with him, but you will respect his view. That’s what I love about standup comedy. It provides a space for comics to push themselves as far as they can. We should enjoy and appreciate it. Not every country has the freedom of expression like we do in America, especially in the world of comedy.

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