Dave Chappelle's George Floyd Stand Up Special '8:46' Puts This Moment Into Perspective

im电竞官网-Released for free on Netflix, the set responds to anyone asking where Chappelle is right now.

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The first ever episode of Chappelle’s Showim电竞官网- included the now-famous sketch "Frontline: Clayton Bigsby," about a blind Black man (played by Dave Chappelle) who is a white supremacist leader. That episode aired on Jan. 22, 2003, and 16 years later Chappelle won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the country's highest honor in comedy. From the very beginning and throughout his entire career, Chappelle used comedy to skewer the hypocrisy and horror of racism in America. And he's never relented.

On Friday morning Chappelle dropped a new comedy series available for free on Netflix's YouTube called 8:46, named after the number of minutes and seconds that Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on George Floyd's neck until his death.

In the special, Chappelle recalls watching the other night, when the CNN host asked where the celebrities are right now.

im电竞官网-"I was screaming at the TV I dare you to say me," Chappelle says in the stand up.

He continues, standing off his chair, yelling in frustration:

"Has anyone ever listened to me do comedy? Have I not ever said anything about these things before? So now this n***** expects me to step in front of the streets and talk over the work these people are doing as a celebrity? This is the streets talking for themselves. They don't need me right now. Don't think my silence is complicit ... I know all these songs I was raised on these songs ... I figured out why they want to hear from me ... It's because they trust me. And I don't lie to you."

im电竞官网-And for the rest of the 27 minute and 20 second special Chappelle tells the truth. He puts this moment into perspective, from slavery to the other murders of Black by those sworn to protect and serve. Chappelle has been talking about this his entire career, he's been angry about it his entire career. And, like most of the country, he's angry now.

So, at the end of the special he returns to the question: "These n*****s say, 'why isn't David Chappelle saying anything?' It's because David Chappelle understands what the fuck he is seeing. And these streets will speak for themselves whether I am alive or dead. I trust you guys. I love you guys."

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