The Comedy of Dave Chappelle

Comedy is supposed to be provocative and Dave Chappelle certainly is. His brand of comedy is certainly crass, vulgar, irreverent, and politically incorrect. But I don’t understand why people will go to his show just to sit there stoned-faced or visibly disapprove of what he says. The man is paid to have an opinion and say things that are controversial. Most of all he’s paid to say things that are funny. Comedy should be “read” as comedy not as politics or social commentary or taken as truth.