I’m slowly working through Dave Chappelle’s The Closer. His latest Netflix comedy special.
Made a strong tea and sat down with the special: as expected dude is one of the smartest people in room. I appreciate his willingness to push his audience around; in that sense he’s Bowie-like in that he demands his audience go down these strange roads with him.
But…how come he’s not smoking?! Does he eventually smoke?! Not smoking…throws his comedy off rhythm.
Woody Allen was one of the best stand ups for that consistent comedy cue. He’d always adjust his glasses on a particular word: you could reverse engineer the joke. Really clever.
So I find Chappelle’s lack of smoking disconcerting. I’m a bit lost.