Chappelle then went on to talk about the series of comedy shows he put on back in 2020 that boasted various notable comedians in attendance and the conversations that ensued as a result of them. He explained how he used that content to create his latest documentary, Untitled Dave Chappelle Documentary and other specials, including 8:46 and The Closer.

He later added:

“To the transgender community, I am more than willing to give you an audience. But you will not summon me. I am not bending to anybody’s demands. If you wanna meet with me, I’d be more than willing to but I have some conditions. First of all, don’t come if you have not watched my special from beginning to end. You must come to a place of my choosing and a time of my choosing. And thirdly, you must admit that Hannah Gadsby is not funny.”


He concluded by confirming earlier reports that he would be going on a 10-city U.S. tour where he’ll show the documentary and allow others to judge the content for themselves. As previously reported by The Root, a rep for Dave Chappelle told the press that the comedian was “open to dialogue” with the trans employees at Netflix but that “Dave stands by his art. Both sides of the street are talking and Dave is listening. At some point, when everyone is open, I’m sure our communities will come together.”