Hey 3.5 readers.
Dave Chapelle’s latest Netflix special just dropped and as usual, it’s funny as hell. This man is one of my longtime favorites, and he’s actually getting better with age, bringing a lot of experience and wisdom to his comedy.
I’ve been keeping track of the death of comedy for awhile now. It’s unfortunate, but the masses are losing their sense of humor, opting to adopt the outrage culture instead.
In his special, Dave talks about his own concerns that people are just getting too sensitive and that’s having a negative impact on comedy. He talks about one show he did where an Asian woman and her Mexican husband attended. The woman was pregnant, he said “the baby will be the hardest working baby ever” – ironically, a complimentary joke saying Asians and Mexicans work hard, yet the woman stormed off and later wrote stern letter to his promoter asking that he stop promoting Chapelle.
Sigh. Even the great Dave Chapelle is worried about the future of comedy. The next generation of comedians is going to have it tough.