Dave Chappelle: Second Amendment is ‘Just in Case the First One Doesn’t Work Out’

Comedian Dave Chappelle delivered a riveting defense of the Second Amendment while speaking in front of a crowd full of stars in Washington Sunday.

Chappelle accepted the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at The Kennedy Center. While there he delivered some interesting remarks. For instance he defended free speech and talked about some comedians he knows who are “very racist.”

“[I] don’t get mad at ‘em, don’t hate on ‘em,” he said, per the USA Today. “Man, it’s not that serious. The First Amendment is first for a reason. Second Amendment is just in case the First one doesn’t work out.”

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Here are other highlights from the (un-edited) ceremony. 

“Honestly, I don’t know how this night came to be,” he said. “Dave doesn’t tend to like formal events. Normally, he dresses like a window-washer.” 

Brennan then joked that the evening was an attempt for Chappelle’s wife, Elaine, to get him to stop smoking for a couple of hours. It nearly worked.

Brennan spoke of 1998’s feature “Half Baked,” which they co-wrote. Chappelle apparently phoned him, telling him out of nowhere, “Hey, if Universal reaches out to you, tell them we’re writing a weed movie together.”

“Cut to January of 1998, ‘Half Baked’ opened against ‘Good Will Hunting,’ ‘Wag the dog,’ ‘As Good As It Gets,’ and oh, yeah, ‘Titanic!'” Brennan quipped. “It was a critical and commercial flop and, quite frankly, isn’t very good.”

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It’s good to see there are comedians still out there that have a brain. Dave Chappelle is able to toe the line and be a successful comedian without making half of America hate him.