As Dave Chappelle fights cancel culture, 3 comedians say free speech will prevail over censorship
Three comics separately said freedom of speech will prevail over a small, but vocal group of cancel culture warriors aiming to censor comedians.
"Comedians just need to stop buying into all the noise, and they need to just start telling jokes how they want," Tyler Fischer, a New York stand-up comic, told Fox News.
Comedians, like Dave Chappelle, have been high-profile targets of cancel culture in recent years.
DAVE CHAPPELLE COMEDY SPECIAL QUIETLY RELEASED ON NETFLIX FOLLOWING ‘THE CLOSER’ TRANSPHOBIC JOKE CONTROVERSY"When venues like First Avenue cave to the mob, that's what's dangerous," Denny continued.
"That basically tells all those transgender people that what they think Dave Chappelle saying about them is true, and that's not the case at all."
The comedians told Fox News they believed the people aiming to censor comedians represented a small, but over-pronounced portion of America.
Chrissie Mayr, a New York stand-up comic, told Fox News that censoring comedians is "the most selfish thing you can do."
Still, Fischer said modern cancel culture said he censored his own comedy for nearly a decade out of fear.
Fischer also told Fox News he saw a shift once he began making of President Biden's age and low energy.
NEWSWEEK COLUMN CALLS CHAPPELLE STAND-UP SHOW CANCELLATION ‘A VICTORY FOR CONFORMITY’"I make fun of who is in power," Fischer continued.
DAVE CHAPPELLE CANCELLATION: COMICS OUTRAGED OVER ‘ ASSAULT ON FREEDOM OF SPEECH’ AFTER VENUE CAVES TO THE LEFT"True equality through comedy is everyone gets made fun of," Mayr told Fox News.
"Comedy is like the most inclusive thing," Fischer told Fox News.