Stand-up comedian Dave Chappelle took a stand for free speech on Sunday, defending the First Amendment as he accepted the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, honoring achievements in the field of comedy.
Dave Chappelle also defended smoking indoors, reportedly lighting up on stage as he entertained the audience gathered at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C.
“The First Amendment is first for a reason. The Second Amendment is just in case the first one doesn’t work out,” Chappelle said, according to multiple reports. “The country’s getting a little tight. It doesn’t feel like it’s ever felt in my lifetime.”
Chappelle has come under attack from the mainstream media and leftist on social media over his Netflix special Sticks and Stones, in which he calls out “cancel culture” and performs a series of jokes about transgender individuals and politically incorrect impersonations.
Chappelle is the greatest living American comic— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) August 26, 2019