Dave Chappelle’s new Netflix special 8:46 is a must hear. He is emotional and raw (as ever), and funny where it needs to be as he addresses so many topics that needed to be addressed. But addressed the Chappelle-way.
The half-hour special is titled 8:46, a reference to how long a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on George Floyd’s neck.
In the special, which was filmed June 6th, we watch as Chappelle discusses everything from Kobe Bryant, Don Lemon, conservative TV host Laura Ingraham, Candace Owens, protesting, and George Floyd. Which in the beginning of the special he lets it be known that “It’s hard to figure out what to say about George Floyd, so I’m not going to say it yet.”
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However when he does address it, the emotion is heard in his delivery, “this man kneeled on a man’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds!” Chappelle says.
“Can you imagine that? This kid thought he was going to die. He knew he was going to die. He called for his mother. … And for some reason that I still don’t understand, all these f—ing police had their hands in their pockets. Who are you talking to? What are you signifying, that you can kneel on a man’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds and feel like you wouldn’t get the wrath of God?”
Dave Chappelle’s new Netflix special 8:46 was filmed on June 6th in Yellow Springs, Ohio. It had coronavirus-era social distancing guidelines in place for attendees, including face masks and temperature checks. And it made a surprise debut for free on the streaming platform’s YouTube comedy channel late Thursday evening (Jun 11).