Another stand-up special, another boatload of hurt feelings. Jenn and Aaron review Dave Chapelle’s new special “Sticks and Stones,” talking about Chapelle’s specific takedown of cancel culture, the psychology behind humor and how it can be helpful or harmful, as well as the responses to Chapelle’s edginess on both the Left and the Right.
The Vice article excoriating Chapelle: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/59ngpb/you-can-definitely-skip-dave-chappelles-new-netflix-special-sticks-and-stones?utm_source=vicetwitterus
The Buzzfeed article accusing him of “punching down”: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tomiobaro/dave-chappelle-transphobic-netflix-special-sticks-and-stones?fbclid=IwAR30xYjIs5ZEQ0qArHSAyDK7i8856yBl_8xVF9LIex8VI2CxBeRqPR0__rs
A piece from NBC highlighting why Chapelle’s particular style of comedy is still valuable: https://www.nbcnews.com/think/amp/ncna1048566
A review article on the psychology of humor: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/299475804_Rape_is_the_new_black_Humor’s_potential_for_reinforcing_and_subverting_rape_culture