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.
The Daily Beast points out that The Bird Revelation was taped in Los Angeles, and barely 90 seconds in, Dave talks about the #MeToo movement. Dave acknowledges the women who came forward with stories about Harvey Weinstein and Charlie Rose, saying they’re “absolutely right.” Buuuuuuuut not when it comes to his pal Louis.
Dave says that the allegations against Louis “made him laugh.” He says he knows he shouldn’t say it, but adds that “everything” was taken away from Louis. Then Dave decides to take a break from defending his friend to drag his accusers.
“One lady said ‘Louis C.K. masturbated in front of me…ruined my comedy dreams.’ Word? Well then I dare say, madam, you may have never had a dream. C’mon man, that’s a brittle spirit. This grown-ass woman….You think if Louis C.K. jerked off in front of Martin Luther King, he’d be like, ‘I can’t continue this movement!’ How the hell are you going to survive in show business if this is an actual obstacle to your dreams?
Show business is just harder than that. I hate to say it, but those [women] sound weak. I know it sounds fucked up and I’m not supposed to say that, but one of those ladies was like, ‘Louis C.K. was masturbating while I was on the phone with him.’ Bitch you don’t know how to hang up the phone?”
But they’re not all brittle-spirited bitches. Dave reminds the audience that he’s got a daughter (*eye roll*), and that he wants women to “win this fight.” Just the women who don’t have a problem with getting masturbated in front of, I guess.
Dave adds that he had no idea what Louis was getting up to because that’s not what comedians talk about at comedy clubs. Maybe not the male comedians. I’d be willing to guess that at least 30% of conversations between female comedians in the green room of a comedy club have begun with the words, “So have you seen Louis’ penis yet?”