The surprise show, filmed in front of a mask-wearing audience on June 6, touches on police brutality and racism in America and excoriates right-wing pundits Candace Owens and Laura Ingraham.
Dave Chappelle addressed the death of George Floyd and the ongoing nationwide protests against police brutality in his surprise new special 8:46 dropped on Netflix’s comedy YouTube channel early Friday morning.
The special, titled after the length of time Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin had his knee on Floyd’s neck, starts with Chappelle praising the people out in the streets protesting against police brutality and systemic racism.
The raw and powerful special was filmed in Beavercreek, Ohio in front of an socially distanced audience wearing masks on June 6. Chappelle noted that 8:46 will be among the first comedy specials to come out after the COVID-19 lockdowns were eased which meant that “like it or not, it’s going to be history.”
Check out the special below