On Wednesday, 10/21/2020, Netflix will be release the 3rd season of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, an interview series from the former late-night comedian that seeks to give a fuller picture of each person being interviewed. Among this season’s guests are fellow comedian Dave Chappelle.
In the released clip, Chappelle seeks to make sense of the current events happening in America Letterman, explaining,
“What a tragic footnote to a tragic culture,…This is a lot to unpack. Nights like this are important. Just talking about it. We’re countrymen, all of us. We live in America. It’s weird now, because this game of ‘who suffered more,’ everyone keeps getting the ball. They act like everyone’s suffering is mutually exclusive from everyone else’s, and you and I both know that this is far from the case.”
Chappelle continues, “It’s a thing, and I’m troubled about the volume of it…It doesn’t sound like something that’s settling or hurtling towards an easy resolution.”
When asked if this moment in history can effect real change Chappelle clarifies that he’s “not making any predictions. I’m very hopeful, yes, that there will be real change, and just traditionally, just from my experience, change is never like a comfortable proposition. It’s uncomfortable before it’s comfortable again.”
Find the clip up top. Check out the complete interview when Season 3 of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman premieres exclusively on Netflix.