In Netflix’s “The Closer,” he returns to views about transgender people that drew anger in his last special. With his popularity partly built on courting outrage, it’s no surprise he’s doubling down.
A Netflix employee has quit over the airing of Dave Chappelle's latest show, The Closer, which features him making controversial comments about trans people, a topic he has addressed before.
What do you make of comedians pivoting to whining about cancel culture rather than actually telling jokes? As the article points out, there is certainly a market for it. Do you think the left started a "war on comedy" so this is their own fault? Do you think much of this is just a publicity stunt and there's no real threat of "cancellation" for these comedians?
Do you care whether comedy "punches down" or not?