Comedian Dave Chappelle opened up about his ultra successful 8:46 stand-up special, during an appearance on Wednesday night. The special was filmed last June and was inspired by the tragic death of George Floyd. During his set, Chappelle honored the recent victims of police brutality and systemic racism.
“A lot of it started when the protests started, the George Floyd of it all,” Chappelle explained. “And boy, I really miss having a microphone in my hand when something like that tragic happens.”
“It was a weird process,” Chappelle said. “I didn’t expect that I would put anything out, but it became a thing where I wouldn’t feel right telling jokes until I addressed that because people listen to me different and that was one of those moments where I understood that and we let it rip. It was gut-wrenching putting it out to be honest, I was real nervous about it, but I’m glad that I did.”
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