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Friday, November 11, 2022

Dave Chappelle's representative is pushing back on a report that claimed "Saturday Night Live" writers were staging a boycott ahead of his hosting the show this weekend.

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Dude is hilarious. Seems kind of full of himself in that school auditorium naming special though. I'll overlook it cause he makes me laugh.

#1 | Posted by censored at 2022-11-10 10:31 PM | Reply

Comedians that punch down suck.

#2 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2022-11-10 10:51 PM | Reply

Is he going to do his classic bit about a certain French actor?

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2022-11-10 11:09 PM | Reply

Based upon prior right-wing elucidations, I had thought SNL was passe.

What's changed? Why the promotion to a thread on this most august site?

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-11-11 12:34 AM | Reply

Everything goes in cycles.

#5 | Posted by sentinel at 2022-11-11 12:48 AM | Reply

@#5 ... Everything goes in cycles. ...

... and what part of the cycle are we in?

And why does SNL suddenly seem to be so important?

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-11-11 01:15 AM | Reply

the right found it frightening how accurately snl lampooned trump.

#7 | Posted by Tor at 2022-11-11 02:10 AM | Reply

"And why does SNL suddenly seem to be so important?"

Why is it suddenly so "unimportant" to you? I've never seen you object to entertainment/celebrity stories before. It's noteworthy in part because it's the third time he's hosted immediately after an election, and in part because of the supposed controversy. Got any opinions on either of those things?

#8 | Posted by sentinel at 2022-11-11 09:54 AM | Reply

Did keeping it real go wrong for Dave?

#9 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2022-11-11 10:49 AM | Reply

He's a real piece of work. As in garbage material.

#10 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2022-11-11 10:51 AM | Reply

He's black, Laura, stop being racist.

#11 | Posted by boaz at 2022-11-11 11:14 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Alexandrite nailed it in #2.
He's no longer interesting or funny.
He's well past his "best by" date.
Lazily substituting controversy for comedy.

#12 | Posted by YAV at 2022-11-11 11:27 AM | Reply

Did keeping it real go wrong for Dave?

#9 | POSTED BY JOHNNY_HOTSAUCE AT 2022-11-11 10:49 AM | FLAG:

No. Still a comedic icon, and Hannah Gadsby is still not funny.

#13 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2022-11-11 11:36 AM | Reply

"Alexandrite nailed it in #2.
He's no longer interesting or funny.
He's well past his "best by" date.
Lazily substituting controversy for comedy."

The concept of "punching down" is inherently problematic, because it assumes that classes of people are immune from any criticism or satire because they're inherently inferior. If a comedian only punches in one direction, then it's a valid point, but that's not the case with Chappelle.

Tell me this isn't interesting or funny:
www.youtube.com

#14 | Posted by sentinel at 2022-11-11 12:28 PM | Reply

"The concept of "punching down" is inherently problematic"

How's it compare to your Swastika "pointing right?"

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-11-11 12:33 PM | Reply

#14 - Yes, by all means pick on and beat the ---- out of all folks that already the butt of jokes, racism, bigotry, classism, sexism, gender. All those folks aren't any worse off than you, and they're such easy targets, right? They're already minimized, marginalized, devalued. What's to lose? They don't have power.

I watched 3/4 of the vid. I found two or three things sort of amusing. The rest and the main theme was not the least bit interesting or funny.

It's Chapelle these days. There's so much better out there than the crap he's trying to "entertain" with.

So, no. Not funny. Interesting like a car wreck.

#16 | Posted by YAV at 2022-11-11 12:37 PM | Reply

Chapelle used to end title his show with a picture of Chapelle in chains with a fistful of hundred dollar bills.

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-11-11 12:42 PM | Reply

"Yes, by all means pick on and beat the ---- out"

There's a difference between being mean-spirited/petty/nasty and saying things which push people out of their comfort zones. That's the difference between bad satire and good satire. Satire isn't necessarily bad just because it represents a viewpoint you don't personally identify with.

#18 | Posted by sentinel at 2022-11-11 01:51 PM | Reply

"all folks that already the butt of jokes, racism, bigotry, classism, sexism, gender."

That would be everyone.

#19 | Posted by sentinel at 2022-11-11 01:52 PM | Reply

You are determined not to see the obvious. That's why Chappelle is still funny to you.

#20 | Posted by YAV at 2022-11-11 02:16 PM | Reply

Really great lines bout empathy and human experience here... of course most people who lack empathy won't even listen to it.

www.youtube.com

#21 | Posted by sentinel at 2022-11-12 10:22 AM | Reply

ICE T
@FINALLEVEL

Somebody said they're gonna CANCEL me after doing SNL with Dave Chappelle.. LOL! These MFs have been trying to Cancel me for over 30yrs!
1:35 PM Nov 12, 2022

twitter.com

#22 | Posted by sentinel at 2022-11-12 04:26 PM | Reply

If y'all are just noticing that Dave Chappelle has some weird ideas that are offensive you were never really a fan. Heck I was never really a fan of his anyhow but I was aware that some of his comedy was funny and other times his comedy was offensive.

#23 | Posted by Tor at 2022-11-12 05:00 PM | Reply

#23 | Posted by Tor

Chapelle's documentary of BOAZ's twin, Clayton, was hilarious!

www.youtube.com

#24 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2022-11-12 05:52 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

That's back when Chapelle was funny.

#25 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2022-11-12 10:27 PM | Reply

It's funny watching the unfunniest posters on this site making declarations about what is or isn't funny.

#26 | Posted by sentinel at 2022-11-13 08:08 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"If it's Blacks it's a gang, if it's Italians it's a mob, if it's Jews it's a coincidence"

If you don't giggle at the accurate social commentary, you're probably afraid of being called anti-semetic.

#27 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2022-11-13 09:14 AM | Reply

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