One of the crazier aspects of modern culture is the pressure placed on today’s comedians.
Tell the “wrong” joke or poke fun at the “wrong” target and you better apologize, and fast.
Just ask Dave Chappelle, who endured a sizable attack on his career for telling trans jokes. He nearly lost his Netflix special, “The Closer,” watched distributors flee his unnamed documentary and got canceled by a legendary Minneapolis club.
Oh, and an audience member attacked him on stage.
The man accused of attacking comedian Dave Chappelle on stage at the Hollywood Bowl while carrying a replica gun that contained a switchblade pleaded not guilty today to four misdemeanor counts https://t.co/OuXZY6Hinr
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) May 6, 2022
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