Dave Chappelle special quietly released on Netflix, defends trans jokes

Dave Chappelle’s “What’s in a Name” comedy stand-up special was quietly released on Netflix Friday amid the comedian’s recent controversies.

The 48-year-old’s 40-minute speech was taken from an address he gave at his alma mater,

the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC, last November.

His lecture at the time was not favored among the students and he was there because

a theater was going to be named in honor of the comedian.

The speech included jokes about the transgender community

and about his controversial 2021 special “The Closer.”

During his school visit, the funnyman also participated in a Q&A with students

that made them angry and led to many slamming him for not listening to critical members of the LGBTQ community.