- Friday 30th August 2019, 12:58pm [Edited]
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Dave Chappelle, one of the funniest stand-up comedians on the planet, has incurred the wrath of The Guardian following the release of his latest Netflix special.
Dave was, unfortunately, unwise enough to make public his belief in the fundamental principle of every justice system of every civilised country in the world: he presumes an accused person to be innocent until proven guilty.
In particular, he is not convinced that Michael Jackson's accusers are telling the truth and he does a brilliant little routine based on his doubts.
The Guardian is also unhappy that he sees humour in the world of the transgender community and that surprises me because I have absolutely no doubt that the transgender world contains as much potential humour as does the straight world, the lesbian world, the gay world, the bi world and every other world regardless of how diverse or non-diverse that world might be.
Oh well, people are entitled to their opinions but if you have an appreciation for comedy and you want to see a really good stand-up performer, I recommend Dave Chappelle.
For me, his best "joke" involves school-shooters and others who run amok with rifles in the USA: he points out that such people are overwhelmingly white. He then suggests that the best way to bring about some really serious gun control is for every black person in America to go out and buy a gun and to register it. If they do that, he suggests, we'll see the very swift introduction of gun-control laws the strictness of which has hitherto never been thought possible.
He's not wrong.