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“8:46” is the name of the new program by the radical American comedy genius Dave Chapelle. "Normally I wouldn’t give you something that raw," writes Dave Chapelle in the accompanying text, "but I hope you understand why."

By Natalie Brunner

What Dave Chapelle calls "rawness" is one of the great strengths of his half-hour performance. “8:46” was recorded on June 7th at Chappelle's home in Ohio. The program shows how brilliantly Chappelle builds complex and emotionally moving narratives and reveals connections. He not only puts politics and contemporary history in a personal context, but more than that, he lets the threads that he picks up converge in his person.

The program is a witty and emotionally moving, personal confrontation with the police murders of black US citizens and their media processing. That's a lot, and Chappelle manages to make the enormous arches he builds understandable by bringing them back to his person. This is not done out of vanity, but to convey his perspective, his brokenness and his pain.

Dave Chappelle says that Sean Williams, the white policeman who killed John Crawford III the next day, checked him the night before and said that this time he would leave it with a warning. The next day, in the parking lot of a department store, the policeman shot and killed John Crawford III, who had bought an unpackaged air pistol for sale in the store.

8:46 seconds is the length of time that policeman Derek Chauvin kneeled on George Floyd's throat. Dave Chappelle tries to visualize how long 8 minutes and 46 seconds of agony is by talking about the 35 second earthquake in which Chappelle was convinced to die. "What are you signifying that you can kneel on a man’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds and feel like you wouldn’t get the wrath of God?", Says Chappelle. "That's what is happening right now. It's not for a single cop, it's for all of it. "

Chapelle also pokes fun at CNN's Don Lemon, who accused celebrities of "sitting in their mansions doing nothing". “Does it matter if you're famous? No, ”says Chappelle. “These are the streets that speak for themselves. You don't need me at the moment ”.

Dave Chappelle also explains why he did appear in front of the camera, not because he is a role model, but rather: “because he says directly what he thinks is the truth” and that, Chappelle continues, “people need when it becomes clear once again that they are being systematically lied to by the institutions they should trust. "