Have you heard the one about Dave Chappelle and the banana peel? It’s really not funny but that never stopped me before so here you go. So a guy with a banana walks into a bar, Dave says something he doesn’t like so he throws a banana peel at him and gets escorted out of the building by security. Dave declines to press charges. Ready for the punchline? According to The Hollywood Reporter, the guy, Christian Englander, is now suing Dave and the security guard/“presumed bodyguard” claiming he was “struck twice while being restrained.”
You should know by now that Mo’Nique is a fighter who’s not afraid to speak her mind. She accused Lee Daniels of black balling her for “not playing the game” and being difficult to work with, even after she won an Oscar in Daniel’s Precious. She also came after Oprah and Tyler Perry and accused them of conspiring to snatch the role in The Butler out from between her hairy legs. Now Netflix is on Mo’Nique’s hit list for what she perceives as color and gender bias based on the relative offers received by herself, Amy Schumer, Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle for comedy specials on the network. And she’s asking for a boycott.
Netflix dropped two new stand-up specials by Dave Chappelle on New Year’s Eve, Equanimity and The Bird Revelation. One of the subjects Dave covered in The Bird Revelation was the massive outing of creeps last year. One such creep was Dave’s friend Louis C.K., who was exposed as a non-consensual masturbator. Usually Louis is the one to enthusiastically pull his own dick in front of an audience. In a uncharacteristic turn of events, Dave spends some time jerking off Louis.
Amy Schumer can let out a hardy “I’m rich, biatch!” now, because she went to Netflix and told them she was worth as much as Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock and wasn’t laughed out of the room.
When I watch the Comedy Central show Key & Peele, I laugh. Sometimes I squint and think “Okay, I guess Jordan Peele looks like Adam DeVine.” But when Dave Chappelle watches Key & Peele, he gets sad. Sorry, A-A-Ron, but you done messed up again.
SNL played it somewhat somber for their cold open last night. A bordering-on-tears Kate McKinnon (done up as her signature impression – the newly defeated Hillary Clinton) performed the late Leonard Cohen’s signature tune “Hallelujah” solo on the piano. She closed the song by turning to the cameras, tears surfacing in her eyes, and haltingly said “I’m not giving up, and neither should you.” It looks like we’ll have to wait until next for Alec Baldwin as Trump trying to seduce the White House lunch lady while mispronouncing “apologize” and “China.”