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In a week, comedian Dave Chappelle will release two hourlong standup specials on Netflix. They’ll be the first such specials he’s put into the world in a dozen years, though he’s been touring extensively since 2014. The trailer gives a peek at what to expect: Chappelle not shying away from the absurdities of the modern world, integrating anecdotes about watching Isis beheadings on YouTube and meeting the now-up-for-parole O.J. Simpson, but also going back to certain staples.
“You know what kills more black people than anything? More than police and terrorism?” he asks his audience. “Salt.”
The two specials, which were self-financed and produced by Chappelle and then acquired from Netflix, were filmed in Austin at Austin City Limits and Los Angeles at the Hollywood Palladium. A third Chappelle comedy special made specifically for Netflix is also in the works, with Chappelle and director Stan Lathan.
- Oriana Schwindt
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Girls Season 6 Episode 1 was, for the most part, par for the course – with one major exception. Hannah is now (finally and officially) a (reasonably) successful writer. In print!
The season premiere opened on the publication of Hannah's story about Jessa and Adam's relationship in the New York Times' Modern Love section. There's no doubt that this is a big deal for her career – it's a big deal for any writer, in real life, to land their work in the Times.
The Modern Love column – which is read by all of her family and friends (except, notably, Jessa) – managed to get her a meeting with an editor who assigns her a new story. One that's, predictably, completely wrong for her. But because she's Hannah, she does it anyway.
- Caralynn Lippo
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