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Dave Chappelle Calls Students Who Criticized 'The Closer' 'Instruments Of Oppression' in New Netflix Special

Dave Chappelle is sharing his thoughts on critics of his comedy special The Closer.

Netflix released a new special featuring the comedian on Thursday night (July 7), which focuses on his recent speech at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C.

Dave is one of the school’s most famous alumni, but recently turned down having a theatre named after him after he received backlash from students over the transphobic jokes he made in The Closer.

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Dave Chappelle Decides Against Having His Name on His High School Theater After Backlash

Dave Chappelle has refused to have his name attached to a new performing arts theater at his old high school after student backlash to his comedy special The Closer.

According to a report from the Washington Post on Monday (June 20), the 48-year-old comedian announced his decision at the theater dedication ceremony Monday night at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, in Washington D.C.

The event had been delayed since November, when students voiced their criticisms about having a space named after Dave in the wake of his controversial special, which has been criticized for containing a number of transphobic jokes.

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Chris Rock & Dave Chappelle Announce Joint Stand-Up Show in London

Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle are teaming up for a joint show.

THR writes that the two comedians will co-headline a show in London together, just weeks after they were attacked on stage in separate incidents.

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Netflix's Ted Sarandos Defends Dave Chappelle & Ricky Gervais Against Backlash for Transphobic Jokes

Netflix has exclusive comedy specials with big stars like Dave Chappelle and Ricky Gervais, but the streaming service has faced backlash for working with them due to transphobic jokes included in the specials.

Now, the company’s co-CEO Ted Sarandos is defending the comedians again amid all of the backlash.

Ted did an interview with The New York TimesMaureen Dowd in which he said that comedians have to cross “the line every once in a while” to figure out where the line is.

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Dave Chappelle's Accused Attacker Reveals the Reason Why He Tackled Him

Isaiah Lee is revealing the reason why he allegedly attacked Dave Chappelle on stage earlier this month.

If you missed it, earlier this month, Dave was attacked and tackled on stage during his stand up comedy set at the Netflix Is a Joke: The Festival comedy festival on Tuesday night (May 3).

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John Mulaney Faces Backlash for Having Dave Chappelle as Surprise Opening Act, Trans Fans & Allies Speak Out

John Mulaney is facing backlash online after welcoming Dave Chappelle to the stage at his show this weekend.

The comedian was the headliner at a show in Columbus, Ohio on Friday (May 20) and Dave popped on stage to be the surprise opener.

Fans were required to lock their phones up before the show, so there is no footage of the set, but attendees say that Dave made transphobic jokes. After his opening set, John came on stage and gave Dave a hug.

Trans fans in attendance and allies of the community are speaking out against John for welcoming Dave to the show.

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There's an Update About Dave Chappelle's Alleged Attacker

There’s a new update about the man arrested for attacking Dave Chappelle.

Isaiah Lee, 23, was arrested and pled not guilty to attacking the comedian onstage at the Hollywood Bowl earlier this month during a stand-up set.

And now, there’s more information about whether he will serve time.

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