Dave Chappelle riffed on racism in America and the events that took place last month in Charlottesville, Va., during the taping of Netflix’s Def Comedy Jam reunion special.
“We’re not here to offend our audiences, but we’re not here to protect their feelings either,” the 44-year-old comedian starts out in a clip shared Monday by Netflix on YouTube. (RELATED: Dave Chappelle On Trump: ‘It’s Not Like I Wanted To Give Him A Chance’ [VIDEO])
“Sometimes, when you’re expressing the thoughts of the minority, you run the risk of being rejected by the majority. But that rejection should not be the reason you stop — it should be an inspiration for you to continue,” D.L. Hughley explained, who also took the stage with Chappelle.
“What ‘Def Comedy Jam’ was always willing to do was take the heat, the criticism, and the hate,” Chappelle shared. “Because that’s just basically being black in America.”
And then, unhappy with how the last line came off, Chappelle went on a hilarious riff where he talked about being black in America.
“If we told them what being black in America is, would they believe us?” the comedian asked the audience. “No, f**k no, they wouldn’t. There’s a f**king white supremacist starter kit at Target. ‘Here, let me get some tiki torches, some khaki pants, and a f**ked up haircut. I’ve got something going on next week.'”
“It’s real right now,” he added. “And have we seen it all before? Yep.”