8:46 - Dave Chappelle Hosts Intimate Stand-Up Performance About Police Brutality

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Comedic genius Dave Chappelle hosted an impromptu stand-up performance in response to the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and the recent civil unrest that has taken over the U.S. In his usual intelligent delivery Chappelle gave a serious performance about his feelings regarding these killings and he referenced Philando Castile, Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Trayvon Martin to name a few.


The performance was aptly titled "8:46", a reference to how long former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin had his knee on Floyd's neck as he lay on the street handcuffed and slowly dying. Chappelle was passionate, angry and knowledgeable about the history of deadly police encounters with black men and women. Much of the set revolved around many of the topics about race in America that has been a part of Chappelle's act for years. He also called out the media for their coverage of the killings and protests, and their critique of celebrities not speaking out about Floyd's death.


The video is a part of other programming that Chappelle has done for Netflix, and yet this performance was made available for free via Youtube.


It is an important and historical piece of creative brilliance.



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