Dave Chappelle: Equanimity & The Bird Revelation Reviews

March 18, 2020
If Equanimity is his definitive statement on 2017, his year-in-review comedy party, then Dave Chappelle: The Bird Revelation is the afterparty. The postscript. Like any great afterparty, it's an intimate affair.
March 18, 2020
Does all this sound awfully heavy for a couple of comedy specials? You bet, and it just makes things more interesting. Chappelle is also just flat-out funny.
March 18, 2020
Humor, church and storytelling have numbed the pain of oppression for generations of black people in America, and if you've spent time in one of those environments, you'll get it.
March 18, 2020
He takes us to the depths of absurdity, walks hand in hand with his offensive nature, and speaks on the knowledge and wisdom we can see in it.
March 18, 2020
They're good. Of course they're good. Despite all the public discourse, I don't think Chappelle's talent was ever in question. We know the dude can put together a solid special, and these two might be his best yet.
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
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.