In these preview clips for Dave Chappelle's new comedy special "Sticks & Stones," available now on Netflix, the iconic comedian takes aim at cancel culture, politically correct language, and more taboo subjects, leading to a typical scolding from the "woke" community.
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Near the beginning of the special, Chappelle performs an "impression" of how he sees his audience in 2019, stating: "If you do anything wrong in your life, and I find out about it, I’m gonna try and take everything away from you. And I don't care when I find out, it could be today, tomorrow, fifteen, twenty years from now. If I find out, you’re fucking finished."
"Who's that?" he asked. "That's you! That's what the audience sounds like to me!"
Later in "Sticks & Stones," Chappelle says: "I don’t think I did anything wrong… but we’ll see."
During another memorable bit, Chapelle talks about the "alphabet people," referring to the LGBTQ+ community, and jokes about being a Chinese person born inside a black man's body. "This is how I feel, inside."
Near the end, he notes: "If you’re in a group that I made fun of, then just know that I probably only make fun of you because I see myself in you."
Chappelle also takes on the Jussie Smollett case, saying black people knew from the beginning that he was "clearly lying."
DAVE CHAPPELLE: Everybody was furious, especially in Hollywood. "Justice for Juicy" and all this shit. For some reason, African Americans, we were like oddly quiet. We were so quiet, that the gay community started accusing the African American community of being homophobic for not supporting him.
What they didn’t understand is that we were supporting him with our silence. Because we understood that this nigga was clearly lying. None of these details added up at all. He says he's talking down the street in Chicago and these two white dudes come up to him and say, "Hey man, aren’t you that faggot nigga from Empire?"
What the fuck? Does that sound like how white people talk? I know white people, they would never say that. It sounds like something that I would say! If you a racist and homophobic you don’t even know who this nigga is! You can’t watch "Empire."
Black people never feel sorry for the police, but this time we even felt sorry for the police.
Can you imagine taking this kid's police report? "Okay, you left the house at 2 a.m., it’s minus 16 degrees. You were walking, you were walking. All riiight. And where were you going? Subway. Sandwiches? That’s when the men approached you? What did they have on? MAGA hats? MAGA hats on in Chicago. Excuse me one second, Mr. Smollett, Frank, find out where Kanye West was last night."