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Dave Chappelle is blessing with two new stand up specials on New Year’s Eve

This past Friday (Dec 22nd), Netflix announced that it would be premiering two new Dave Chappelle specials New Years Eve.

Equanimity and The Bird Revelation (which was filmed at The Comedy Store in LA last just last month) will be Chappelle’s second set of specials to premier on Netflix after making his big comeback with Deep in the Heart of Texas: Dave Chappelle Live at Austin City Limits and The Age of Spin: Dave Chappelle Live at the Hollywood Palladium this past March.

Now, to some it would seem to counter culture to premier a Netflix special on New Year’s Eve, but to those who are washed and who planed on staying in anyway ( liked myself) this is more than good news.

At a time that is fitting for nostalgia, hearing Chappelle take on the events that took place throughout the year, in his witty way, would be more than a fitting alternative to getting wasted.

In a preview from Equanimity Chappelle discusses 2016 voters, politics and of course race, and shows that he will be covering a lot of current events.

From his SNL skits to the previous specials that premiered on Netflix this year, its safe to say that to comedian still has his touch.

Even his appearance at “Def Comedy Jam” 25th anniversary special for Netflix earlier this year was an instant classic.

Say what you want, but after receiving a 91 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes for his first two specials, counting down with Dave dosen’t sound bad at all.

Dave Chappelle apologizes for giving this dumbass president a chance

Back in November, Dave Chappelle hosted ‘SNL’ just days after overly-tanned, extremely intellectually-limited fascist Donald Trump got elected.

It was a unique opportunity for Chappelle, the legendary comedian was just emerging from a pretty protracted period out of the spotlight.

The week of November 8th was a pretty dark time for most Americans. The new President-elect talked shit about Mexicans, called to ban Muslims from our country, openly and casually admitted to sexual assault, and even brought fuckin’ Rudy Giuliani out of his cave to rant about mandatory minimums or whatever.

It was up to Chappelle to calm the masses and he delivered one of the more memorable monologues in recent ‘SNL’ history, perhaps due to the context of the moment.

He came for the white people (conservatives and liberals alike),

“You know, I didn’t know that Donald Trump was going to win the election. I did suspect it. It seemed like Hillary was doing well in the polls and yet — I know the whites. You guys aren’t as full of surprises as you used to be…”

I can’t lie, I was buggin’ the fuck out on November 9th. Chappelle said he hadn’t seen that kind of emotion since that particularly famous trial back in the day,

“The whites were furious. I’ve never seen anything like it. I haven’t seen whites this mad since the O.J. verdict. White people screaming on both sides, ‘Aahhh!'”

Chappelle riffed on the slight schadenfreude of seeing white liberals lose their shit,

“I’m not saying I’m enjoying it — I’m just saying I’ve never seen this before. I watched a white riot in Portland, Ore., on television the other night. News said they did a million dollars’ worth of damage. Every black person was watching that like, ‘amateurs.'”

Chappelle literally predicted an actual news story while reimagining the post-election meeting between Obama and Trump. Chappelle spoke of Trump’s regret,

“Oh, God. Got to tell you, this job looks like it’s going to be a lot harder than I thought.”

Yeah, this trash ass president would actually go on to say that.

But after having some fun with the crazy white people that elected this idiot and needling the liberals having a meltdown over our CRUMBLING DEMOCRACY, Chappelle had some poignant shit to say about Obama’s tenure in the White House and what that meant to Black America.

While talking about a BET sponsored party at the White House a couple weeks prior, Chappelle said he looked around at all the old white dudes with their paintings on the wall. He talked about how Abraham Lincoln had to personally go out and retrieve Frederick Douglass (the first Black man to be invited to the White House) and bring him into the White House because security wouldn’t let him in.

Chappelle expounded on the centuries of oppression that this place represented, but now a black president was having an entirely black event in the White House, “except for Bradley Cooper, for some reason” and Dave talked about what that meant to him and to our country,

“I thought about that, and I looked at that black room, and saw all those black faces, and Bradley [Cooper], and I saw how happy everybody was. These people who had been historically disenfranchised. It made me feel hopeful and it made me feel proud to be an American and it made me very happy about the prospects of our country.”

On that incredibly hopeful note, Chapelle went on to say he’d give ol’ Trumpy a chance.

“So, in that spirit, I’m wishing Donald Trump luck. And I’m going to give him a chance, and we, the historically disenfranchised, demand that he give us one too. Thank you very much.”

The week of November 8th seems so long ago now with the constant drama of the Trump administration. It’s basically just one constitutional crisis after another as we hope we don’t get dragged into some sort of nuclear war.

For his part, after seeing the absolute disaster of a presidency so far, Chappelle apologized for saying we should give Trump a chance at a charity event in New York City last night, according to MSNBC’s Willie Geist.

We forgive you Dave, now let’s get this large, orange child out the damn paint.