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Patteeu Memorial Political Forum>Dave Chapelle's "The Closer": He Fucking Roasts Everyone
AdolfOliverBush 11:30 AM 10-12-2021
Of course comedy is subjective, but I loved it. Chappelle absolutely does not give a rat's ass about backlash for his words. Comedy should be without limits. I think even us maniacs in CPDC who watch it will mostly give it a thumbs up.

Netflix chief Ted Sarandos defends controversial Dave Chappelle special in staff memo: Reports
Jenna Ryu
USA TODAY

Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos is defending his decision to keep comedian Dave Chappelle's controversial special "The Closer" on the streaming service.

In a Friday staff memo obtained by Variety and The Verge, Sarandos pledged Netflix's commitment to the special, despite backlash about the comedian's transphobic comments. "Chappelle is one of the most popular stand-up comedians today, and we have a long standing deal with him," Sarandos wrote in Chappelle's defense.

He continued: "As with our other talent, we work hard to support their creative freedom – even though this means there will always be content on Netflix some people believe is harmful, like 'Cuties,' '365 Days,' '13 Reasons Why,' or 'My Unorthodox Life.' "

Chappelle drew criticism for his comments in the special about the transgender community, including his defense of author J. K. Rowling, who previously conflated sex with gender and defended ideas suggesting that changing one's biological sex was a threat to her own gender identity.

"They canceled J.K. Rowling – my God," Chappelle said. "Effectually she said gender was a fact, the trans community got mad as (expletive), they started calling her a TERF… I'm Team TERF. I agree. I agree, man. Gender is a fact."

TERF is an acronym that stands for "trans exclusionary radical feminists" and describes feminists who are transphobic.

In the memo, Sarandos used Chappelle's previous special "Sticks & Stones" as an example, writing that it was also "controversial" and "our most watched, stickiest, and most award winning stand-up special to date."

USA TODAY has reached out to Netflix for comment.

Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos defended comedian Dave Chappelle's controversial comedy special, "The Closer." Sarandos also said Netflix doesn't believe that "The Closer" promotes hate speech.

"Several of you have also asked where we draw the line on hate. We don’t allow titles on Netflix that are designed to incite hate or violence, and we don’t believe 'The Closer' crosses that line," he said.

"I recognize, however, that distinguishing between commentary and harm is hard, especially with stand-up comedy which exists to push boundaries. Some people find the art of stand-up to be mean-spirited but our members enjoy it, and it’s an important part of our content offering."

"The Closer," the sixth installment in the comedian's Netflix deal, which the "Chappelle's Show" comedian describes as "his last special for a minute," includes tongue-in-cheek jokes about race, the coronavirus pandemic and negotiating "the release of DaBaby" after the rapper's homophobic comments.

Many on social media slammed Chappelle and the streaming platform, including writer Jaclyn Moore, who also serves as showrunner for Netflix's "Dear White People."

In-depth story:How trans 'Harry Potter' fans are grappling with J.K. Rowling's legacy after her transphobic comments

"I've been thrown against walls because, 'I'm not a "real" woman,' " Moore, who is transgender, tweeted. "I've had beer bottles thrown at me. So, @Netflix, I'm done."

Advocacy group GLAAD responded to the memo Monday.

“Netflix has a policy that content ‘designed to incite hate or violence’ is not allowed on the platform, but we all know that anti-LGBTQ content does exactly that," GLAAD said in a statement. "While Netflix is home to groundbreaking LGBTQ stories, now is the time for Netflix execs to listen to LGBTQ employees, industry leaders, and audiences and commit to living up to their own standards.”

Last week, the group tweeted that Chappelle's brand "has become synonymous with ridiculing trans people and other marginalized communities."

https://www.usatoday.com/story/enter...ts/6094754001/
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NJChiefsFan27 11:10 AM 10-22-2021
Originally Posted by staylor26:
Alright, how about this, post anything relatively recent from either that you find hilarious.

I’ll wait…
Stewart just got back on TV and I don't watch Colbert with any regularity these days but their total body of work speaks for itself. I'm assuming you don't really like any comedian that focuses on politics though. Am I wrong there?
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staylor26 11:26 AM 10-22-2021
Originally Posted by NJChiefsFan27:
Stewart just got back on TV and I don't watch Colbert with any regularity these days but their total body of work speaks for itself. I'm assuming you don't really like any comedian that focuses on politics though. Am I wrong there?
No, you’re not. That’s my point. They have to focus on politics specifically because they aren’t that funny to begin with.

And I’d say the same thing about any conservative comedian that is overly political. I just don’t know of any because it’s not a brand of comedy that I’m into period.
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NJChiefsFan27 11:54 AM 10-22-2021
Originally Posted by staylor26:
No, you’re not. That’s my point. They have to focus on politics specifically because they aren’t that funny to begin with.

And I’d say the same thing about any conservative comedian that is overly political. I just don’t know of any because it’s not a brand of comedy that I’m into period.
I see your point but I don't really agree. Colbert was one of the funniest people on television when The Colbert Report was on the air. He's not as funny to me now because the show is less creative and has trended more apolitical. Stewart is funny but not to the same degree of Colbert. Both are still miles ahead of any conservative comedians and the same is true with John Oliver, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel, etc.
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notorious 12:37 PM 10-22-2021
Gundam NAILS it.

The first 3 minutes are spot on. The rest digs into more details.

Woke Left has replaced the super-religious right when it comes to censorship and cancelling.


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NJChiefsFan27 12:54 PM 10-22-2021
Originally Posted by notorious:
Gundam NAILS it.

The first 3 minutes are spot on. The rest digs into more details.

Woke Left has replaced the super-religious right when it comes to censorship and cancelling.
This teenager doing social commentary over Call of Duty gameplay is right!!!
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mkp785 01:20 PM 10-22-2021
Originally Posted by NJChiefsFan27:
This teenager doing social commentary over Call of Duty gameplay is right!!!
New late night show on OAN/Newsmax? Maybe even the lead-in for Gutfeld on Faux.
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Mecca 02:16 PM 10-22-2021
Originally Posted by sully1983:
Are you being serious here with that comment? Dude, YOUR side has been pushing & shoveling all this "woke" comedy/ PC /safe bullshit down our throats for quite some time now. SNL & all the late night comedy shows are unwatchable these days (with the exception of Greg Gutfeld's show on Fox News which is pretty funny. Its just him and his friends clowning on how insane liberals are. They keep it light and not serious at all. )

Thank GOD for South Park though. Trey Parker & Matt Stone are still very hands on with all their content and have never once apologized for ANY of their jokes ever. They don't give a **** and no one is safe from them. I'm so happy that they received a mega deal recently that will give them free reign to continue to do whatever the **** they want to do.
Parker and Stone are super liberal...alot of comics are. The idea that all liberals think the same is a bit much.
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Baby Lee 02:28 PM 10-22-2021
Originally Posted by Mecca:
Parker and Stone are super liberal...alot of comics are. The idea that all liberals think the same is a bit much.
The whole ambiguity of what is liberal and what is conservative only rises exponentially when you deal with comedy.

I mean who is more or less liberal or conservative?

An eco-warrior who doesn't like paying taxes?
A red-pilled gay dude?
A devout Christian with socialist leanings?
A libertarian who's in it for the weed and hedonistic sex?
A civil rights champion who hates the personality and counterproductivity of woke culture?

Also compounding the subjectivity is people's propensity to change metrics when trying to INCLUDE people they like into their label versus trying to EXCLUDE people they don't like for the same reasons.

xxx isn't liberal, he goes to church!!
yyy is liberal, he happens to be pro-choice
or even better, zzzz could never be xyzxyz, . . . he's friends with zyxzyx.
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notorious 02:39 PM 10-22-2021
Originally Posted by NJChiefsFan27:
This teenager doing social commentary over Call of Duty gameplay is right!!!
What do you think about the message?

Oh, yeah, Dude doing social commentary over Call of Duty gameplay completely owns you.
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Mecca 05:23 PM 10-22-2021
Originally Posted by Baby Lee:
The whole ambiguity of what is liberal and what is conservative only rises exponentially when you deal with comedy.

I mean who is more or less liberal or conservative?

An eco-warrior who doesn't like paying taxes?
A red-pilled gay dude?
A devout Christian with socialist leanings?
A libertarian who's in it for the weed and hedonistic sex?
A civil rights champion who hates the personality and counterproductivity of woke culture?

Also compounding the subjectivity is people's propensity to change metrics when trying to INCLUDE people they like into their label versus trying to EXCLUDE people they don't like for the same reasons.

xxx isn't liberal, he goes to church!!
yyy is liberal, he happens to be pro-choice
or even better, zzzz could never be xyzxyz, . . . he's friends with zyxzyx.
We actually agree about something how about that.
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chiefzilla1501 07:03 PM 10-22-2021
Originally Posted by Baby Lee:
The whole ambiguity of what is liberal and what is conservative only rises exponentially when you deal with comedy.

I mean who is more or less liberal or conservative?

An eco-warrior who doesn't like paying taxes?
A red-pilled gay dude?
A devout Christian with socialist leanings?
A libertarian who's in it for the weed and hedonistic sex?
A civil rights champion who hates the personality and counterproductivity of woke culture?

Also compounding the subjectivity is people's propensity to change metrics when trying to INCLUDE people they like into their label versus trying to EXCLUDE people they don't like for the same reasons.

xxx isn't liberal, he goes to church!!
yyy is liberal, he happens to be pro-choice
or even better, zzzz could never be xyzxyz, . . . he's friends with zyxzyx.
Like I said, there is a way bigger intersect than we realize. Feminists fed up with extreme pro choice. Conservatives sick of outdated drug policy. Social justice warriors who respect police.

Which is why I love these wedge issues. When conservatives are forced to support gay conservative activities. When leftists turn on a black Civil rights advocate. This Chapelle backlash doesn't help with the growing black population sick of the empty promises from leftists.

The best antidote is someone who flat out doesn't give a shit if people tell them to say something different.
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Baby Lee 07:37 PM 10-22-2021
Originally Posted by chiefzilla1501:
Like I said, there is a way bigger intersect than we realize. Feminists fed up with extreme pro choice. Conservatives sick of outdated drug policy. Social justice warriors who respect police.

Which is why I love these wedge issues. When conservatives are forced to support gay conservative activities. When leftists turn on a black Civil rights advocate. This Chapelle backlash doesn't help with the growing black population sick of the empty promises from leftists.

The best antidote is someone who flat out doesn't give a shit if people tell them to say something different.
You'll NEVER GUESS what's behind the spoiler tag. . . . :-) :-)

Spoiler!

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A8bil 12:30 AM 10-23-2021
Originally Posted by lawrenceRaider:
If people haven't watched Seinfeld's comedians in cars getting coffee show, he makes it pretty clear he is no fan of political correctness in comedy, or of cancel culture in general.
Seinfeld is pretty careful not to say anything now that will hurt is residuals. He may he say he's against cancel culture, but he's pretty careful not to say anything that would put him in the cross-hairs of cancel culture. Michael Richards? Now that's a different story.
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A8bil 12:38 AM 10-23-2021
This debate about where Colbert has gone with his material reminds me of Michelle Wolf's gig at the correspondent's dinner...the only people who thought that passed as "comedy" were rabid anti-trumpers. Colbert often falls into that abyss...angry political statement masquerading as light comedy signaled by a forced laugh-track. Fails with anyone with objectivity.
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chiefzilla1501 08:17 AM 10-23-2021
Originally Posted by Baby Lee:
You'll NEVER GUESS what's behind the spoiler tag. . . . :-) :-)

Spoiler!
Well, I think that's largely trolling and click bait. But the MSM showed they have no concept of refusing the bait. At least he's part of hopefully bringing this cancelation nonsense to a head.
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