After my commentary about Dave Chappelle's turn on Saturday Night Live, a flood of hateful and personal invective erupted. But what do they think the job of a critic is?
Chappelle has received criticism over the last few years for his jokes aimed at the LGBTQ community, particularly transgender people.
NPR's Scott Simon wonders if comedians are at increased risk for assault these days, given Will Smith's slap of Chris Rock and an incident this week involving Dave Chappelle.
Isaiah Lee is accused of four counts, including battery. He was initially booked by police on a felony charge but prosecutors said they didn't have enough evidence to pursue it.
The incident comes months after Chappelle faced controversy over his 2021 Netflix special The Closer, in which he makes jokes about transgender women.
In a video posted to Instagram Monday, Dave Chappelle says he's willing to meet with Netflix employees who are upset over his comedy special, which has come under fire for transphobic material.
In a video posted on Instagram, the comedian responds to backlash over his Netflix comedy special.
Dave Chappelle drew sold-out crowds to his live, indoor appearances in Washington, D.C. — 3,500 attended his show at the concert venue The Anthem and more than 2,000 came to the Kennedy Center.
The comedian said he was snared in an unfair contract years ago, which allows Comedy Central to profit off the show without compensating him.