The 1st Look At Dave Chappelle’s Special Shows The King Is Back For The People (Video)
As host and musical guest, respectively, Dave Chappelle and A Tribe Called Quest made history on Saturday Night Live last year. Fueled in part by the political manifesto that is ATCQ’s “We The People” and Chappelle’s signature outspoken social commentary, their co-appearance was just the latest partnership in a relationship that dates back many years. Chappelle has always made his love for Hip-Hop well known, making it a central point of his Chappelle’s Show format, and through his Block Party concert film. As such, it’s not surprising that he has enlisted the help of Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Jarobi in promoting his forthcoming stand-up specials.
In particular, Chappelle opted to use “We The People” as the soundtrack for the trailer, which also features footage of the vaulted comedy specials that will air on Netflix on March 21. It’s a fitting choice, as the song tackles America’s failures as they pertain to class warfare, Islamophobia, homophobia, sexism, and anti-immigrant sentiments that seem to have become exacerbated under the Trump administration. As the new trailer proves, many of those same topics are fodder for Chappelle’s comedic genius. “I’ve been gone for a very long time,” says Chappelle in the one-minute trailer, with patches together footage of two separate stand-up appearances filmed in Los Angeles and Austin. Snippets covering jokes about comedy about police brutality, terrorism, OJ Simpson, and more are included. From the trailer, it appears the two comedy specials will be formatted into one event.
As Heads may recall, there is a third Dave Chappelle special on its way to Netflix, as well.