“I hope all you critics learn from this. This is a teachable moment. Shut the fuck up forever,” comedian says after ineffectively audited Sticks and Stones wins Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special.
In front of the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday night, Dave Chappelle won a trio of Creative Arts Emmy Awards for his 2019 Netflix extraordinary Sticks and Stones.
As that Saturday function was held basically, the winners of the Creative Arts Emmys each sent in a video acceptance speech, with Chappelle turning his discourse — read before a live crowd to give it a satire club feel — into a three-minute piece that hammered pundits who gave Sticks and Stones poor reviews.
“Boy, this comes as a complete surprise. I mean, I read all the reviews and they said so many terrible things. That they were embarrassed for me. That I lost my way and wasn’t even worth watching,” Chappelle said. “I hope all you critics learn from this. This is a teachable moment. Shut the fuck up forever.”
Chappelle additionally expressed gratitude toward his fellow nominees in the Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special and Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) classes — Hannah Gadsby, Patton Oswalt, Tiffany Haddish and John Mulaney — “You guys are an inspiration to me and I’m honored to be nominated with you,” the comedian said. “I’m sorry you didn’t win but who gives a fuck anyway?”
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