OJ Simpson meetings. The Age of Spin. Care bears. Bill Cosby.
BQB here with a review of Dave Chapelle’s Netflix special.
After a ten year hiatus, Dave Chapelle is back in the game and at 42, he hasn’t lost the spring in his step. Though he does look and come off as a bit older and wiser, he’s still got that ability to drop laugh out loud truth bombs. That’s no easy feat, and even more difficult in today’s politically correct, “naughty jokes are so offensive” landscape we seem to be living in.
You don’t want to hear me tell Dave’s jokes, so just watch his special instead. To summarize without spoiling, he’s shaken about Bill Cosby (imagine learning someone you have loved and admired for years was hiding a disturbing secret). He feels bad for millennials because he was raised by the Care Bears to care, whereas today, so many terrible things are happening on the news that it is impossible to care about it all. Youngsters are living in “The Age of Spin” i.e. no one’s looking for the truth anymore, but just the best version they agree with.
I loved Chapelle’s Show from the early 2000s. I have great memories of popping in his DVDs and watching them over and over again. I wish Dave had kept up with his act over the years but then again, maybe there are some stars that shine so bright they need a rest before they can shine again.
Dave is still shining. Shine on, Dave Chapelle. Shine on.