Dave Chappelle Made A Bunch Of Old People Laugh When He Showed Up To An Ohio Town Hall Meeting To Talk Police Reform

Town Hall meetings are where fun goes to die. Crime across every town in America would cease to exist if perpetrators were subject to attend one Town Hall meeting a week. A 2×2 prison cell starts to feel like a Vegas pool party when compared to the misery that lurks in those dusty ass community buildings.

Point is, the last place you’d think to see one of the funniest men on the planet is in Purgatory. I call it Purgatory because only old people toeing the line between life and death attend them. But, during Town Hall meeting in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Dave Chappelle graced the 18 people in attendance with his presence. Chappelle moved to Yellow Springs when he was a child, after his father become a professor at Antioch College in the town.

In his speech to the Town Council, Chappelle began by thanking the law enforcement of Yellow Springs for personally protecting him twice in the past, without his solicitation. He then, however, delved into a situation that he labels as a “huge gaffe” after Yellow Springs PD tazed two people who attended the city’s New Years Eve celebration. Chappelle was at the celebration with his family and friends when the incident occurred, which caused him to say “We’re being policed by what feels like an alien force.” He then urged the PD to take advantage of the opportunity to be on the forefront of “progressive policing.”

Chappelle finished his short speech by taking a dig at our President–“In this Trump era, this is an opportunity to show everybody that local politics reign supreme.”

Chappelle was then helicoptered back to his 50,000 square-foot Hollywood mansion, probably.

[h/t Uproxx]

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Matt’s love of writing was born during a sixth grade assembly when it was announced that his essay titled “Why Drugs Are Bad” had taken first prize in D.A.R.E.’s grade-wide contest. The anti-drug people gave him a $50 savings bond for his brave contribution to crime-fighting, and upon the bond’s maturity 10 years later, he used it to buy his very first bag of marijuana.