6 Simple Reasons Why Dave Chappelle’s “Sticks and Stones” is Brilliant

6 Simple Reasons Why Dave Chappelle’s “Sticks and Stones” is Brilliant

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Dave Chappelle - Sticks and Stones

"Sticks and Stones" is one of the most genius thought provoking experiences in the comedy world at the moment.

There’s no need to repeat that Dave Chappelle is one of the best comedians alive.

I wont go deep on any details, just go watch it.

#1. The name of the special

“Sticks and Stones” is an English-language children’s rhyme. The rhyme persuades the child victim of name-calling to ignore the taunt, to refrain from physical retaliation, and to remain calm and good-living. The full rhyme is usually a variant of:

Sticks and stones may break my bones
But words will never harm me.


#2. The Anthony Bourdain beginning


#3. The audience confronting

The joke is on YOU. 

#4. The prison jumpsuit

Dave Chappelle prision jumpsuit
He’s so ready to be judged, he’s already dressed for prison.

#5. The uncensored topics

Comedy censorship, Michael Jackson, school shootings, the opioid vs crack crisis, #MeToo and the women’s movement are topics on the special’s menu.

#6. The bonus Epilogue 

Chappelle brilliantly answers the audience’s questions. 

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Dave Chappelle in whiteface.

Censoring comedians is a really dangerous thing. 
Comedy is comedy.  
We need to Make Comedy Offensive Again.

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2 Responses

  1. Ivan Blank says:

    You might be missing the most brilliant one: He now has Leftists accusing him of being a Black White Supremacist.

  2. Sensibilities says:

    Dave Chappelle skewers all segments of society, and he should be treasured for it. He is truly one of the great comedians of this century. If I were African American he’d be a role model as a similar looking person. Even then, I plan on teaching my children to look up to those that are able to cross all segments of society in such an effortless manner. Dave has my well wishes from a Latino.

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