In this episode Doc Kennedy and I talk about Dave Chappelle receiving the Mark Twain Prize at the Kennedy Center. We break down Dave’s speech and what we comedians can take from it.
Watch the 8 minute speech here!
DAVE CHAPPELLE MARK TWAIN AWARD SHOW NOTES
- What the venue was like.
- How stand-up comedy is unique to America.
- Every opinion has a comedian in its corner.
- Appreciating all comedians, even when their views are offensive.
- It took me years to learn how to play like myself. – Miles Davis
- Dave’s appreciation of Neal Brennan.
- What Dave’s mom did in helping him grow as a comedian.
- What a Griot is and their value to humanity.
- Sometimes you have to be a lion to be the lamb you really are. – Dave’s mom
And a whole lot more!
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