Patton Oswalt Says He Supports Trans Rights In Wake Of Dave Chappelle NYE Performance – Deadline

Patton Oswalt assures fans he supports trans rights after he was called out for a New Year’s Eve performance with Dave Chappelle, whose recent Netflix special The Closer was criticized for its controversial remarks about LGBTQ+ communities. Oswalt was invited by longtime friend Chappelle to perform a surprise set after the latter discovered the pair … Read more

‘BoJack Horseman’ Creator Has Charitable Response To Dave Chappelle Netflix Debacle

Raphael Bob-Waksberg is channeling his frustration with Netflix’s unwavering support for Dave Chappelle into an act of philanthropy. Chappelle has spent the past few months in a fog of bad press following the debut of his latest comedy special, “The Closer.” The special, which was released by Netflix on Oct. 5, includes derogatory jokes about … Read more

Dave Chappelle Called “Bigot” During Contentious Visit to Old High School

Dave Chappelle had a contentious encounter with students of his old high school during a surprise visit earlier this week. According to Politco, Chappelle stopped by Washington, D.C.’s Duke Ellington School of the Arts on Tuesday, where he handed out free Thanksgiving dinners and gifted tickets to his new documentary. However, during a Q&A with … Read more

Kevin Hart talks Dave Chappelle Netflix controversy

Kevin Hart spoke about his friendship with Dave Chappelle in a new interview. (Photo: Getty Images) Kevin Hart has nothing but love for his friend Dave Chappelle. When asked about the controversy over Chappelle’s latest stand-up special, The Closer, for a new New York Times story, Hart was adamant that his fellow comic is a … Read more

Barack Obama, LeVar Burton, Dave Chappelle Among Spoken-Word Nominees – Deadline

President Barack Obama, LeVar Burton and Dave Chappelle are among the nominees for Best Spoken Word Album at the 64th annual Grammy Awards, which were announced this morning. Also up for the prize are 10-time Emmy nominee Don Cheadle and poet/hip hop artist J. Ivy. The nom for A Promised Land is the third in … Read more

Netflix Employee Who Spoke Out Against Dave Chappelle Special Resigns

Terra Field, who was suspended and then reinstated after taking her concerns public, wrote on Twitter Monday that she is “not happy that this is how things turned out, but I do think this outcome is the best for all parties involved.” Field, who identifies as queer and transgender, did not cite continuing grievances against … Read more

Terra Field, Netflix Engineer At Center Of Dave Chappelle Controversy, Resigns – Deadline

Terra Field, one of the Netflix employees who organized the walkout around Dave Chappelle’s comedy special The Closer, has resigned from the streamer. Field, along with B. Pagels-Minor, organized the October demonstration after saying that Netflix had allowed the comedian to attack “the trans community, and the very validity of transness” in the show. That … Read more

‘SNL’s Weekend Update Tackles Chappelle, Mel Gibson’s New ‘Lethal Weapon’ Movie – Deadline

On the Thanksgiving episode of Saturday Night Live, Weekend Update‘s anchors addressed topics ranging from the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict to the new Lethal Weapon movie Mel Gibson is directing. Colin Jost kicked things off with discussion of President Biden’s “weird” Friday. “He went under anesthesia for a colonoscopy and when he woke up, the House … Read more

JAY-Z says ‘super-brave and super-genius’ pal Dave Chappelle ‘pushed a lot of of buttons’ with ‘The Closer’

JAY-Z shared his thoughts on Dave Chappelle’s controversial comedy special. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ) Just days after Dave Chappelle gave a glowing speech inducting him into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Oct. 30, JAY-Z is giving the comedian a show of support in … Read more