FOF #2989 – Matt Brown Takes on the Dave Chappelle Controversy

Oct 17, 2021 · 1985 views

Black, queer and comedy culture have always been closely linked. Photo: Matt Brown with (left to right) Rudy Ray Moore, Dave Chappelle, Daphne Dorman and Bianca Del Rio. Photos: Fausto Fernós, Netflix, Instagram.

You’ve probably already heard about the controversy or even weighed in on Dave Chappelle’s final comedy special for Netflix, The Closer, where the comedy legend spends most of the hour taking an irreverent and critical look at the collective struggle of LGBTQ folks.

Despite being a comedy special everyone loves to hate, Chappelle does bring up some wonderful sex positive material like wondering what MLK Jr would have to say about glory holes. Unfortunately, Chapelle proclaims himself team TERF while perpetuating some harmful ideas about trans bodies and compares trans women’s genitals to vegan burgers.

The Closer is probably the longest set any comedian has ever spent talking on LGBTQ+ issues and is way more complicated than clickbait articles would have you believe.

All controversy aside, we are puzzled that Dave Chappelle would align himself with the same regressive people he claimed were the reason why he abruptly walked away from a 50 million dollar paycheck when he quit his successful show on Comedy Central over 15 years ago.

Fausto Fernós, Matt Brown and Marc Felion.

Today comedian Matt Brown, Ms Brown if you’re nasty, joins us to take a look at Dave Chappelle’s comedy special “The Closer” and the surrounding controversy around his comments on LGBTQ plus folks and trans bodies.

Plus– Star Trek’s William Shatner responds to his co-star’s George Takei comments on him being unfit for spaceflight due to his age and weight. Oh my!

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