In a brand new, unannounced comedy special titled “8:46” (as in the eight minutes and forty-six seconds disgraced former cop Derek Chauvin spent with his knee on George Floyd’s neck), Dave Chappelle talks about police brutality and race relations in light of Floyd’s death and the protests it’s sparked.
The Grammy Award-winning comic still appropriately managed to jolt laughter out of the socially distanced audience, such as when he called out CNN host Don Lemon and conservative commentator Candace Owens. Lemon and Owens have since responded to being name-dropped during the act.
The Grio reports,
Chappelle, though, really laid into Owens, who has been critical of Floyd and the demonstrations that followed his death. Chappelle bashed Owens for highlighting the 46-year-old father’s criminal past and admonishing him for not being a “good person,” adding “I don’t care how CNN wants to make you think he changed his life around.”
“I’d seen Candace Owens try to convince white America, ‘Don’t worry about it. He’s a criminal, anyway,’” Chappelle said before lacing into Owens in a profanity-filled moment that drew a reaction from the crowd.
“I don’t give a f— what this n— did. I don’t care what this n— did. I don’t care if he personally kicked Candace Owens in her stinky p—. I don’t know if it stinks, but I imagine it does. If I ever find out, I’ll let you know for sure. I’ll tell like Azealia Banks. I’ll tell.”
Owens took to Twitter to address Chappelle’s harsh words, and surprisingly, also took it in stride. The political commentator complemented Chappelle as “one of the greatest comedians of all time” and said she was proud to be mentioned in one of his routines.
She also took the opportunity to direct her ire at people on the other side of the political spectrum, as well as to give herself a compliment.
To every Democrat tweeting me the clip of #DaveChappelle insulting me:
I’m not a leftist. I have a sense of humor & I think comedians SHOULD make fun of people.
Dave Chappelle is one of the greatest comedians of all time and I made it into one of his specials.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) June 12, 2020
“I’m not a leftist. I have a sense of humor & I think comedians SHOULD make fun of people,” Owens tweeted. “Dave Chappelle is one of the greatest comedians of all time and I made it into one of his specials. That’s POWER!”
H/T The Grio