Dave Chappelle recently delivered a surprise stand-up comedy show in San Francisco, California. Chappelle reportedly trashed San Francisco over how wretched the conditions have deteriorated in the Golden City. However, one local blogger got offended by the comedian’s jokes.
Chappelle performed stand-up comedy at the Masonic Auditorium on Thursday. Chappelle restricted attendees from using cell phones during the performance to keep audience members from recording content and from being distracted.
The SFGATE website sent a blogger to cover the comedy show of the much-maligned stand-up comedian.
The blogger noted that Chappelle called San Francisco his second home.
However, Chappelle was not afraid to point out how San Francisco has spiraled out of control because of rampant crime and a breakdown of societal norms.
Chappelle reportedly asked the San Francisco crowd, “What the f*** happened to this place?”
The iconic stand-up comedian purportedly was about to enter an Indian restaurant in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco when someone defecated near the entrance.
Chappelle allegedly joked that San Francisco had become “half ‘Glee,’ half zombie movie.”
Chappelle wisecracked that the city had worsened to such an extent that the citizens “need a Batman!”
The all-time great comedian allegedly quipped that the only good thing about San Francisco was meeting Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry when he was a rookie.
The SFGATE blogger then attacked Chappelle, claiming that the stand-up comedian had “said plenty of irresponsible and dangerous things” in the past. The blogger compared Chappelle to Elon Musk, Joe Rogan, and Kanye West for the way he had “insulated himself from criticism with a combination of incredible talent and incredible wealth.”
The culture blogger – who previously wrote articles about a puppet that sings Vanesa Carlton songs, psychedelic pranksters, and a “Mrs. Doubtfire” musical – then critiqued one of the greatest stand-up comedians of all time.
The blogger dug up the transgender controversy surrounding Chappelle’s stand-up special “Closer,” which debuted in October 2021. The blogger accused Chappelle’s comedy of taking “a dark turn toward transphobia.”
“In addition to being insensitive, they are often just plain lazy, relying on tropes rather than the comedian’s incisive wit,” the blogger scrutinized the legendary comic’s jokes.
The SFGATE blogger claimed that Chappelle “settled for a barrage of transphobic dog whistles” during his San Francisco comedy show. The critic asserted that “these dog whistles” had “spoiled” the comedy routine for him. He also seemed to demean the audience by saying, “However, I’m not sure how much of the audience really understood that context.”
The blogger also claimed Chappelle said he would continue to make jokes about the LGBTQ community, but only do so during stand-up shows and not on TV or online.
The blogger said that the celebrated comedian should be “held accountable” for his words. He confessed that the audience thoroughly enjoyed the stand-up show, but only because they had not been paying attention to Chappelle’s controversies.
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