Dave Chappelle Rips a Vape and Roasts Trump Voters in His New Stand-Up Trailer
Chappelle's Netflix special 'Equanimity' drops on New Year's Eve.
Dave Chappelle's final stand-up special of the year, Dave Chappelle: Equanimity, is set to hit Netflix on New Year's Eve. Equanimity may be the third of the 2017 trilogy of Chappelle specials, but it's the first to be shot specifically for Netflix—and it looks like he's using the opportunity to try out his new anti-Trump material.
On Thursday, Netflix dropped a full trailer for Equanimity, featuring Dave Chappelle in all his glory, going in on Trump voters in America.
In the two-minute trailer, Chappelle reflects on the 2016 election and how he "felt sorry" for Trump supporters waiting to cast their vote for the Donald.
"I stood with them in line like all Americans are required to do in a democracy—nobody skips the line to vote—and I listened to them," Chappelle says. "I listened to them say naive poor white people things. 'Man, Donald Trump's gonna go to Washington and he's gonna fight for us.'
"I'm standing there thinking in my mind, 'You dumb motherfucker. You are poor. He's fighting for me.'" Chappelle—who Netflix famously paid $60 million for this trio of specials—jokes between rips from what looks like a JUUL.
The special was written and shot a while back, but the material hits particularly close to home in the shadow of Congress passing its tax bill, which isn't exactly designed to help out the lower class.
Give the trailer a watch above, and let Equanimity help you say goodbye to the normalized chaos that was 2017 when the special drops December 31 on Netflix.
*Correction 12/21/2017: The headline on a previous version of this article misspelled Dave Chappelle's last name. We regret the error.