Dave Chappelle: Equanimity & The Bird Revelation Reviews

January 9, 2018
Chappelle's latest specials are raw, hilarious, brave and peerless.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 4, 2018
Hell still hath no fury like an engaged Dave Chappelle. It's just when he's not so interested that things fall apart.
January 3, 2018
[Chappelle] may be the most talented comedian working today, but insomuch as we judge comics by their specials, the muddiness of his point of view at any given time will continue to handicap them.
January 3, 2018
With every sexist, homophobic, or transphobic joke, [Chappelle's] track record fades, as does the need to fight back the urge to dismiss him and throw the good out with the bad.
January 3, 2018
Chappelle misses the chance to truly push himself. It's bold funny guy vs. the snowflakes, and Dave doubles down, daring anyone to get "offended" at him just being him.
January 3, 2018
Taken as a full volume, his four specials offer some conflicting viewpoints, but these two feel like they offer more revelations about Chappelle.
January 3, 2018
Reflecting on the downfall of Louis C.K., Dave Chappelle is puzzled in his superb new hour of stand-up comedy, The Bird Revelation.
January 3, 2018
Equanimity is a defensive, occasionally hilarious hour.
January 3, 2018
Netflix apparently gambled that Chappelle was so famous he could just walk onstage and ruminate, even if the sentiments seemed to be punching down for no good reason, even if the material was self-aggrandizing, poorly paced and inelegantly shaped.