Dave Chappelle Gets Serious at Roots Picnic in NYC: ‘There’s no punchline n______, Black Lives Do Matter’

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Dave Chappelle appeared at the Roots Picnic in New York’s Bryant Park. During his set, Chappelle put the jokes aside to address the serious issue of Black Lives Matter.

The actor threw his support behind the movement.

“Black lives do matter,” he told the New York City crowd. “And I shouldn’t have to say that.”

The formerly cheering audience grew quiet, waiting for the punchline to come.

But Chappelle was not kidding when he made the political statement.

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