Friday, June 23, 2017

Movie review: Dave Chappelle

 Dave Chappelle is back in two new standup specials: The Age of Spin and Deep in the Heart of Texas. In the first special, filmed in LA, Dave expounds on his own errors, Bill Cosby, and O.J. Simpson. In the second special he tackles celebrity scandals, being a father, and race issues.

While Dave is without question a good comic, he also feels quite narcissistic. This makes it obvious that Dave is his own best audience, finding humor at times that doesn't translate for the audience. And he definitely wants you to know he smokes pot.
Many of his topics, and even more so his views, will be challenging to many and flat out offensive to others. Yet, most will find themselves laughing heartily at some point.

Technical work was good, and Dave presents well.

With some foul language and sensitive topics, save this one for older teens and above.

Released: 2017
Reviewed: 6.2.17
Star rating: 4 out of 5
Genre: Stand-up Comedy, TV Comedies, Comedies, TV Shows

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