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Dave Chappelle’s New Netflix Special Hits ‘The Woke’ The Hardest

(This article was originally posted on wibc.com)

If you have been following the reviews of Dave Chapelle’s new Netflix stand-up special ‘Sticks and Stones,’ you know that the media is already tearing it apart. The people at Vice say you can skip watching it and that it, “doubles down on misogyny and transphobia.” Paste Magazine called it, “boring, hypocritical and out-of-touch.”  The Root calls it lazy. With reviews like that, you know you have to watch

Why is it that The Woke scolds are so opposed to it? Can you not engage in comedy about misogyny and transphobia? (Or is it only jokes about President Trump and Christians that are still allowed?) I thought that’s what comedy does – pointed out, poked at and prodded at the powerful, the pathetic and particular moments in society. 

I hold stand-up in high regard, starting with people like Lenny Bruce and Mort Saul. It’s not that they were the funniest (always a debate,) but rather I am enamored with their presentation. These days, I feel the same way about Seinfeld (his honesty has been refreshing) and Joe Rogan (check out his Netflix specialwhere he plays out the inner monologue of Caitlyn Jenner while perched atop a bar stool. Amazing.)

I don’t find everything Dave Chapelle says to be funny. But I appreciate that Dave Chapelle is trying to do something that most other comedians aren’t doing: pulling out his and our inner demons and putting them in front of us, hopefully for us all to share a laugh over, whether it be nervously or in recognition of the truth in the existence of the demon. (Watch The Bird Revelation on Netflix.)

In his special, Chapelle asks the audience to identify the subject of an impression he does of a stupid person that seeks to destroy people over a disagreement. NOTE – Not Safe For Work:

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Andrew Luck Retires, and Money and Mental Health Matter. Is the Yamazaki 10-year Worth It? The Eat! Drink! Smoke! Podcast!!

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has retired. At 29. With millions in the bank. He says the injuries have gotten to him, and he is ‘mentally worn down.’ Many people are mentally worn down, but don’t have the luxury of big bank account to stop working. How will his answer be taken by fans, and the NFL?

Tony Katz hosts Eat! Drink! Smoke! presented by Fanimation.com. With Fingers Malloy and April D. Gregory, they review the Yaziki 10-year single malt whiskey and the 7×50 Sobremesa cigar.

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Eat! Drink! Smoke! – The Democrats Fight Each Other For Power And Weird J Lo Lap Dances

Democrats are fighting among themselves, and all you need to do is sit back and watch the show.

Tony gives the background on the fight between Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and how bad this can be for the party going into an election season.

The ice-cream licking copycats have now graduated to swigging Listerine, spitting it back into the bottle and putting it back on the shelf. Tony wants her to get all the jail time. Fingers wants to know if it was all an act to get clicks.

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Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez Fight For The Car Keys


Originally posted on wibc.com

I made a mistake: Pelosi and Cortez are not battling for the soul of the Democratic party.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are both Progressives; hard-edged and hard core. Their socialist dream is shared between themselves, as it is with millions of activists. 

More government. More control. More so-called equality. Less people being able to say out loud that the world envisioned by them is awful.

I realized my mistake when I said it on FOX News. In a conversation with Leland Vittert, referencing a column in the New York Times from Maureen Dowd, I said that Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Speaker Pelosi were locked in a battle for the soul of the party. I should have said that it was a battle for control of the party.

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Tony Katz on FOX and Friends: Mayor Pete Buttigieg and the Pizza Peace Offering

Presidential candidate and Mayor Pete Buttigieg send pizza to police officers in his city of South Bend, IN. This was not well received by the police, which is extremely upset with Mayor Buttigieg for his constant claims that the police – and policing – are steeped in racism.

Tony Katz discussed the issue, and the emotional disconnect Buttigieg has from his constituents and voters, with Todd Piro on FOX and Friends .

Eat! Drink Smoke! – What Is White Twitter?

According to multiple sources, “white Twitter” is in uproar because a black woman has been cast as Ariel in the live-action version of “The Little Mermaid.” Unfortunately, the sources don’t have it right. But it shows exactly how media uses social media to move their narrative.


Ummm…what in the world is “white Twitter?”

Tony Katz hosts Eat! Drink! Smoke! sponsored by Fanimation.com. The podcast is recorded live at Blend Bar Cigar in Indianapolis, IN.

A woman licked a tub of BlueBell ice cream, then put it back on the shelf. Will the US Women’s soccer team go to the White House now that they’ve won the World Cup?

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Eat! Drink! Smoke! – Rapinoe V. Trump and Is Grilling A Man’s Job?

Who won and who lost the Democrat Debates, who looked the fool and how much did Sen. Kamala Harris save Mayor Pete Buttigieg while she went for the kill shot against former VP Joe Biden?

Tony Katz hosts Eat! Drink! Smoke! sponsored by Fanimation.com. The podcast is recorded live at Blend Bar Cigar in Indianapolis, IN.

They review the Arturo Fuente Don Carlos “The Man’s 80th,” which is made in honor of the 80th birthday of Carlos Fuente, Sr. The drink is the Journeyman Last Feather Rye, and the pre-mixed Journeyman Distillery’s Manhattan made with their Silver Cross whiskey.

Is grilling a man’s job? A Chick-Fil-A employee saved the life of a child in the drive-thru lane, thanks to a pocket knife. Also, America prefers cold pizza to, well, just about everything.

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