Dave Chappelle: Equanimity & The Bird Revelation (2017)

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Equanimity & The Bird Revelation
Dave Chappelle

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Air date: Dec 31, 2017
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Air date: Dec 31, 2017

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Chappelle holds court in a special homecoming performance filmed in front of a packed house at the historic Warner Theater in Washington D.C. In "Dave Chappelle: Equanimity," the comedian hilariously revels in taking on culture and class, politics and the specter of getting old. In addition to "Dave Chappelle: Equanimity," Netflix will premiere a second stand-up special, "Dave Chappelle: The Bird Revelation" on the same night. "The Bird Revelation" was filmed in November 2017 at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles.

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Critic Reviews for Dave Chappelle Equanimity & The Bird Revelation

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

Reflecting on the downfall of Louis C.K., Dave Chappelle is puzzled in his superb new hour of stand-up comedy, The Bird Revelation.

Jan 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Chappelle's latest specials are raw, hilarious, brave and peerless.

Jan 9, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Hell still hath no fury like an engaged Dave Chappelle. It's just when he's not so interested that things fall apart.

Jan 4, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

Jan 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Equanimity is a defensive, occasionally hilarious hour.

Jan 3, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

Jan 3, 2018 | Full Review…

[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.

Jan 3, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

Jan 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Taken as a full volume, his four specials offer some conflicting viewpoints, but these two feel like they offer more revelations about Chappelle.

Jan 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dave Chappelle: Equanimity & The Bird Revelation

  • Oct 19, 2018
    Its funny at times, but more often than not it meanders to the point of boredom.
  • Oct 11, 2018
    Chappelle's most intimate work to date.
  • Jul 26, 2018
    The best stand up special I have watched in a long time. Ignore the tomatometer and the critic's who take jokes out of context in an attempt to push their own opinions on others before anyone can make a judgement for themselves. These two sets are a breath of fresh air in a suffocated time of censorship and hate.
  • Jul 12, 2018
    The only stand up to ever give me chills. In the best way possible. And I watch a LOT of stand up. Dave - you absolutely slayed. 100% approval & 100% necessary for everyone to watch.
  • Jul 09, 2018
    He's clearly smart and I once thought he was funny and talented. Too bad his comedy is wrapped in a misogyny and a clearly distorted perspective. He makes fun of women in Hollywood for not having thicker skin (Weinstein, Cosby, etc) as he describes fleeing Hollywood for 10 years because he was treated like a broken whore. Brother, grab your ankles. As long as you forgive abuse against women, you're the last whore in the room....one with no humility or awareness of the problem.
  • May 01, 2018
    Powerful. Thought provoking.
  • Mar 29, 2018
    Hilarious, but not as consistently so as his earlier stuff A 2017 stand-up special by comedian Dave Chappelle, produced by Netflix. Covers ground that fans of Dave Chappelle will be used to, e.g. race issues, plus looks into the current political situation in the US. If you’re a fan of Dave Chappelle, as I am, you’ll know what to expect – biting, irreverent, fearless humour, delivered in distinctive colourful style. Screamingly funny at times, making you think it was the early 2000s all over again. However, not always funny, unfortunately. Chappelle goes into US politics and often it’s more a rant than joke. Even his jokes on the subject seem predictable and below him. He should just have stuck to his usual subjects and stayed clear of politics. Ultimately, very funny, but in spells – quite uneven. Too many dull bits to be brilliant. Unlike his earlier stuff, which never had an unfunny moment.
  • Mar 25, 2018
    1) ANY FAN OF DAVE CHAPPELLE'S BRUTALLY HONEST STYLE OF COMEDY CAN'T MISS THIS SPECIAL. THIS IS AMONG MY FAVORITE OF THE NETFLIX SPECIALS HE HAS POSTED RECENTLY AND I FOUND MYSELF LAUGHING CONSISTENTLY. NEAR THE END, THE JOKES DO BECOME A LITTLE REPETITIVE WHICH MIGHT NOT APPEAL TO EVERYONE, BUT FOR ME, IT WAS HILARIOUS AND WELL SAID. CHAPPELLE FINISHES THIS ONE ON A MORE EMOTIONAL NOTE AND SHOWS THAT HE IS STILL A MASTER AT BALANCING HUMOR AND HEART.  2) OF THE TWO NEWEST SPECIALS, THIS ONE IS NOT QUITE AS MEMORABLE AS THE OTHER. THAT DOESN'T MEAN IT ISN'T FUNNY. ON THE CONTRARY, IT'S HILARIOUS AND HAD ME LAUGHING HARD. IT DOES FEEL A LITTLE SHORT BUT CHAPPELLE'S COMMENTARY ON RECENT EVENTS IS TOO MUCH FUN TO WATCH. ANY FAN OF HIS TYPE OF HUMOR HAS TO CHECK THIS NETFLIX SPECIAL OUT.
  • Mar 24, 2018
    equanimity 4.5 hysterical, clever and awesome the bird revelation 3.5. not nearly as funny but i like a lot of what he said and his views on things
  • Mar 02, 2018
    Clearly Rotten Tomatoes "expert" / "top critics" have no clue when it comes to comedy. Both these stand ups were not only funny but quite thought provoking. However quite a few of the critics cannot determine subtle messages and so they fail to recognise the genius at work.

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