Attacking comedy and comedians is the new leftist cause du jour. Everything is offensive toward whatever group leftists are exploiting that week and nothing is funny ever. They’ll even eat their own, as they’ve shown going after Amy Schumer.
Well, Dave Chappelle is back. His old show on Comedy Central, ironically enough titled “The Chappelle Show,” set new standards for politically incorrect comedy. So while the PC culture, which has gotten noticeably touchier about all sorts of real and imagined slights over the years, is constantly on the attack, you know who doesn’t give a turd?
His new set is peppered with jokes about him coming face-to-face with the new intolerance. There’s the lesbian couple whose kid is at the same ‘liberal-rich’ private school as his son – one of them laughing along at his jokes about whether or not they qualify for the father-son picnic, the other ‘too committed to her lesbianism’ to entertain them. And then there’s that trans joke, in which Dave, finding himself at a poncey gallery party, is stared down when he dares to ask ‘Is he okay?’ after a cross-dresser collapses in the corner. ‘I support anyone’s right to be who they want to be. My question is: to what extent do I have to participate in your self-image?’
He talks about Paula Deen, a US TV chef who lost her show when court documents emerged suggesting she had used the word ‘n*****’ 30 years ago. ‘You can understand why I’m concerned, doing what I do for a living’, he says.
Cue leftist “think” pieces about how he’s sexist, homophobic, transphobic, racist and every other -ist and -phobic now.
P.S. Also, this is still one of the funniest comedy sketches in the history of sketch comedy.