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Dave Chappelle Tells More Controversial LGBTQ+ Jokes At Screening Of His Documentary


Dave Chappelle Tells More Controversial LGBTQ+ Jokes At Screening Of His Documentary

Dave Chappelle has reportedly made a flurry of 'jokes' at the screening of his new documentary in New York City.

Clearly unfazed from the controversy surrounding his standup show on Netflix's The Closer, the comedian has double downed hard.

The Daily Beast reported how audience members at the Madison Square Garden event were forced to put their phones inside a locked case.

Before they were treated to a screening of his Untitled documentary, the news outlet claimed the 48-year-old 'had a running gag about pronouns' and used a gay slur.


When he introduced the musician H.E.R he remarked that 'it's a pronoun you don't hear much'.

Credit: REUTERS/Gaelen Morse
Credit: REUTERS/Gaelen Morse

When bringing Jon Stewart onto the stage, Chappelle apparently joked that the two comedians should create a trans-tribute musical act called 'They'.

According to Pink News, Chappelle wasn't done there.


The outlet said he also told a story about being given a gun by his wife and how, if he used it on someone, the last word they would say before he pulled the trigger would be 'f*****'.

Chappelle added that if he ended up being arrested for the shooting then he would just claim he identifies as a woman so he could have an 'easier prison sentence'.

The Daily Beast's report added that the 48-year-old suggested that he only committed to going easier on the LGBTQ+ community in his standup shows 'when cameras are rolling'.

Chappelle has been touring Untitled to a bunch of different cities in the United States after it premiered earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival.


He uploaded a snippet of one of his documentary screenings, where remarked about the recent controversy surrounding The Closer.

In the Netflix standup show, he claimed to be 'Team TERF' and made comments about the trans and gay communities, which sparked a load of backlash.

However, the teaser posted on Instagram proved he is far from saying sorry.


"This film that I made was invited to every film festival in the United States. Some of those invitations I accepted," he told the crowd.

"When this controversy came out about The Closer, they began disinviting me from these film festivals.

"And now today, not a film company, not a movie studio, not a film festival, nobody will touch this film. Thank God for Ted Sarandos and Netflix, he's the only one that didn't cancel me yet."

He explained that he's not backing down from what he said in the Netflix standup show and also disputed the claim that he rejected an invitation to meet with concerned Netflix staff.

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Topics: Entertainment, Celebrity

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