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Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly (2000)

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Dave Chappelle returns to D.C. and riffs on politics, police, race relations, drugs, Sesame Street and more.

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Dave Chappelle returns to D.C. and riffs on politics, police, race relations, drugs, Sesame Street and more.

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David Chappelle: [later] "Hey, baby! Stop selling weed, all right, you've got your whole life ahead of you." He goes, "Fuck you, nigga. I got kids to feed!"
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Party Up (Up in Here)
Written by DMX (as Earl Simmons) and Swizz Beatz (as Kasseem Dean)
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Hilarious Precursor To Chappelle's Show
15 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

I'm a huge fan of Dave Chappelle so of course I loved this HBO special.This stand up special was released right in between Dave's two most iconic comedies,Half Baked and Chappelle's Show,so he wasn't as big as he is now.First,the good,Dave covers a lot of topics,ranging from Sesame Street to the police.Dave's delivery and timing is perfect,his physical performance is good,and his vocals are amazing.As always(except maybe Half Baked),Chappelle makes great jokes about the differences between races and our cultures.Dave also feels like a real person,he laughs at his own jokes at times and even high fives audience members.He also has some political humor and jokes about the differences between men and women,some of it may feel outdated by today's standards,but this special did come out in 2000.Now,the bad,I loved this special,but it does have one flaw,it doesn't matter that much,but the second half feels a bit outdated and is nowhere near as laugh out loud funny as the first half.All in all,Killin' Them Softly is hilarious and still culturally relevant,but it slightly suffers from a kind of weak second half.


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