Dave Chappelle took the stage last night at L.A.’s Hollywood Bowl at a screening of his new documentary “Untitled.” He took the opportunity to throw some shots back at the folks that were teeing off on him earlier in the week. Dave Chappelle has never been afraid to push the envelope with his comedy in general. This time around his latest special on Netflix titled “The Closer” definitely ruffled some feathers. Instead of taking the apology route as it seems most celebrities do these days, Dave is doubling down.
A Ton of Support From Other Celebrities
As Dave took the stage he received a standing ovation from the crowd present at the screening. The crowd at the Hollywood Bowl included stars like Brad Pitt, Tiffany Haddish, Donnell Rawlings, and even Stevie Wonder. Yes, Stevie Wonder goes to the movies if you were wondering! After he received the standing ovation Dave made a statement that probably made more than one of his critics cringe in anger. As he uttered,
“If this is what being canceled is like, I love it.”
Taking Time To Address The Controversy
Although potentially Dave was looking for the focus to remain on the documentary feature that night he did take time to address the controversy that has been brewing since the release of his last special. He teed off on media networks and social media sites. Singling out Twitter in his rant. Labeling them, “”all these s*****-a** networks”. Dave has been a critic of social media for a long time. Implementing a no phone policy in his theaters years before it became the norm for comedians. He also addressed the folks present last night saying,
“I’m not talking to them. I’m talking to you. This is real life.”
Stevie Wonder Also Took The Stage To Preach
Dave also was gracious enough to share the stage for other stars to voice their concerns on societal issues. Stevie Wonder got up on stage to share a message of love. Saying society needed to cancel hate. Essentially alluding to the fact that that’s what should be canceled and not performers. His message was quite a bit softer than what Dave had to say. Other performers that took the stage included, Jeff Ross, Michael Buffer, Snoop Dogg, Nas, and Jon Hamm.
What’s Dave’s Documentary About?
The night certainly took a bit of a detour from what it’s original intention was. Primarily Dave was looking to showcase his recent documentary. Essentially the film is a recollection of the shows that Dave put on in his private cornfield farm in Ohio during the lockup days of the COVID pandemic. The feature film also addresses social injustices issues. Particularly around the death of George Floyd. A topic that Dave has already spoken out about in another Netflix special that was actually filmed on the stage he had set up in his Ohio property. The gloves are off in the fight between the cancel mob and Dave Chappelle!