Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones

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  • R
  • 2019
  • 1 hr 6 min
  • 8.3  (27,957)

Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones is a comedy special that was released on Netflix on August 26th, 2019. It features the comedian Dave Chappelle performing a stand-up routine in front of a live audience at the Fillmore in Detroit. The special is directed by Stan Lathan, who has worked with Chappelle on several of his previous projects.

The special is unique in that Chappelle doesn't shy away from controversial topics or language. He tackles issues such as cancel culture, the #MeToo movement, and the opioid crisis with a mixture of humor and insight. Throughout the special, Chappelle shares personal anecdotes and observations that are both hilarious and thought-provoking.

One of the standout moments in the special is when Chappelle addresses the controversy surrounding Michael Jackson following the release of the documentary Leaving Neverland. Rather than taking a side on the matter, Chappelle uses the opportunity to criticize the hypocrisy of the entertainment industry and the media. He also brings up his own experiences with being accused of inappropriate behavior and uses it as a jumping-off point to discuss the current climate of skepticism towards men in power.

Another memorable moment in the special is when Chappelle tells a story about meeting O.J. Simpson shortly after his acquittal. Chappelle's retelling of the encounter is both funny and insightful, as he uses it to examine the idea of fame and its ability to insulate individuals from consequences.

Chappelle's comedy is not for everyone, and he acknowledges this during the special. He addresses his critics head-on and delivers one of the most talked-about jokes of the special when he says, "I don't believe you should ever punch down. But if you're at the top of your game, there's only one direction to punch. So I do it real well, I punch a person in a wheelchair."

Throughout Sticks & Stones, Chappelle maintains his signature irreverent style while also touching on more serious topics. He combines his comedic talents with his ability to make insightful social commentary, resulting in a special that is both funny and thought-provoking.

Overall, Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones is a must-watch for fans of Chappelle's comedy and anyone who enjoys thought-provoking stand-up. It's a special that will make you laugh, but it will also make you think.

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    8.3  (27,957)