Dave Chappelle On Making Another Comedy Special: "I Think I Got One More In Me"
Dave Chappelle hinted at another comedy special while accepting Harvard’s W.E.B. Du Bois honor.
While accepting Harvard’s W.E.B. Du Bois honor, Chappelle spoke how he had planned to stop doing stand-up for a while following the release of his four specials.
“I was gonna stop doing stand-up for a while because four comedy specials in a year, that’s a lot,” Chappelle says. “…comedians have been getting beat up pretty bad recently and somehow nowadays expected to speak with the precision of attorneys or politicians. We are not.”
“I always think of James Baldwin, James Baldwin was one of my favorite writers because he managed to tell white people what they feel like to be around,” the comedian continues. “So I ain’t gonna hang up my gloves yet. I think I got one more special in me so to quote Baldwin ‘God gave Noah the rainbow sign, no more water, the fire next time.'”
Recently, Chappelle spoke on the #MeToo movement, saying he wished it spoke to black women more.
“I know a lot of women saw today that Kavanaugh got the Supreme Court and I’ve got to tell you something, the #MeToo movement is correct, but man, I wish they would speak to black women more. And I know this is a very difficult time in American history, but right now we’ve got solutions,” Chappelle said during a voter mobilization rally for Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous.