American comedian Dave Chappelle has taken a bold stand against his fellow comedian, Katt Williams, criticizing him for targeting other black comedians.
Chappelle, reacting to Williams’ viral Club Shay Shay interview during a stand-up performance at MonDeRays at the Hollywood Improv, expressed his disappointment with Williams’ actions.
“He ethered n*****. He didn’t say anything about any of these white boys. None of these white boys function like that,” Chappelle remarked, highlighting the disparity in Williams’ criticisms directed mainly at black entertainers.
Chappelle, acknowledging that “hurt people hurt people,” defended himself as a hurt person who refrains from throwing shade at fellow comics.
Despite some stray comments, he specifically defended Cedric the Entertainer and Steve Harvey, arguing against Williams’ accusations.
Regarding Cedric the Entertainer, whom Williams accused of stealing jokes, Chappelle found the claim senseless, citing Cedric’s age and physique.
On Steve Harvey, Chappelle emphasized that Harvey, now focused on hosting TV shows like “Family Feud” and “Judge Steve Harvey,” should not be subject to criticism for being out of the stand-up game.
Chappelle even added a humorous impersonation of Katt Williams, marked by profanity and a high-pitched voice.
He pointed out that Williams failed to own up to his actions, choosing instead to focus on what other comedians did to one another.
Rejecting the notion that Williams’ actions were beneficial for comedy, Chappelle countered the argument made by comedian Deray Davis on stage.
Chappelle highlighted that Williams released a special on the same day as the controversial interview, and it performed well despite the ongoing comedy feud.