Dave Chappelle drops his ‘8:46’ special shot

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27 minute monologue “8:46” the time when former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was filmed kneeling at Floyd’s neck before he died.

“This man knelt on a man’s neck for 8 minutes 46 seconds. Can you imagine that?!” Chappelle says as he stands up. “This boy thought he was going to die, he knew he was going to die. He called his dead mother.”

Chappelle said eerily that “8:46” is the time of the day the comedy was born.

Immediately after the bat, Chappelle admits that the socially distant performance shot in Yellow Springs, Ohio on June 6 was “less than strange and ideal conditions for making a show”.

From Floyd’s death to the media, he gets raw about everything on a heavier set of observations than jokes.

“Do you feel that you cannot kneel on the neck of a man for 8 minutes 46 seconds and take the wrath of God?” Said Chappelle. “This is happening now. Not for a single cop, but for all.”

He made an exception to CNN’s Don Lemon, who accused the celebrities of “sitting in your mansions and doing nothing.”

“Does it matter about the celebrity? No,” Chappelle said. “This is the streets talking for themselves. They don’t need me right now.”

The comic also had tough words for conservative commentator Candace Owens and Fox TV presenter Laura Ingraham.

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