Dave Chappelle’s surprise comedy special “8:46” touched on George Floyd, Racism, Candace Owens, and America.
I got to tell you, this is like the first concert in North American since all this s— happened, so like it or not, it’s history. It’s going to be in the books.”
Dave Chappelle was as prophetic as he has ever been in his new Netflix comedy special, adeptly titled “8:46”. The title of the special is the amount of time ex-officer Derek Chauvin spent kneeling on George Floyd’s neck. Floyd’s ultimate death has sparked protests, riots, looting, and dialogue on police reform.
Entertainers have been very active in the worldwide call for justice, but “8:46” represents the first entertainment event done post quarantine. The video opens with scenes of fans having their temperatures checked while wearing Chappelle brand masks. Social distancing is in place as instead of a concert hall, seats are speared out across a lawn 6ft apart. It’s a comedy special, but it’s different, but everything will be after 2020.
Dave was at his best as he continues to show that age is indeed a bearer of wisdom.
The comedian joked, “It’s hard to figure out what to say about George Floyd, so I’m not going to say it yet” as he began his set. However, within five minutes, Chappelle had delivered a siloque that encompassed all the pain America felt watching that fateful 8 minutes and 46 seconds.
“He knew he was gonna die, he called for his dead mother”
The comedian goes on to apologize for getting so heavy that early on, but fans give their approval with applause. Chappelle stays in performance mode as he transitions to his next set up. Killing them softly, fans remember his infamous “where’s Ja” line, which he references as he lashes at people like Don Lemon seeking celebrity remarks.
“This is the streets talking for themselves, they don’t need me right now”
Candace Owens is the topic of discussion after Don Lemon for her comments on Floyd. Owens made comments suggesting that it was the fault of unarmed black men for being murdered because they are “criminals”.
“I don’t give a f— what this n— did, I don’t care what this n— did, I don’t care if he kicked Candace Owens in her stanky p—. I don’t know if it stanks, but I imagine it does…” is how Chappelle feels about the political commentator.
The entire special and free on youtube and is less than half an hour. Check it out below and let us know your thoughts on Dave Chappelle’s 8:46 in the comments.