When Dave Chappelle makes a comeback he really comes back: Two hour-plus stand-up specials premiere on Netflix today, and they’re both very good, one better than the other. The first, titled The Age of Spin: Dave Chappelle Live At the Hollywood Palladium, was filmed in Los Angeles in 2016; the second - From https://www.yahoo.com/tv/dave-chappelle-review-netflix-specials-162136179.html
Simpson to the Care Bears, musings on racism, homophobia, rape, and transgender rights; two stories about having things thrown at him (in one, it’s a snowball; in the other, it’s a banana peel — the banana peel story wins).
Simpson, but it’s really the great documentary O.J.: Made In America that contains the complexity of what Chappelle gets at here.
He’s a rigorous taskmaster to the audience: After a throwaway punchline about Nicole Simpson elicits hurt groans, he admonishes the crowd quickly: “Man the f— up, or you’re not gonna make it through the show.” The Age of Spin’s other remarkable set-piece is about Bill Cosby.
Again, Chappelle is devastating to the man who has allegedly committed heinous crimes, but Chappelle also insists that we understand just what a force for good Cosby was for so long, to millions of people of Chappelle’s generation.
Nevertheless, the banana peel story — Chappelle says had one thrown at him during a concert in Santa Fe — is a solid chunk of material that showcases the comedian’s ability to get inside the minds of other people to figure out what motivates them.