Dave Chappelle On Why He Did ‘8:46’: “Imagine If I Sat In That Cornfield And Just Did Jokes?”

Dave Chappelle spoke about his 8:46 short at the St. Louis International Film Festival Master Class in early November.
Dave Chappelle spoke with Webster University students about 8:46 short as part of the St. Louis International Film Festival Master Class event that took place on November 5. The St. Louis International Film Festival took place online because of the covid-19 pandemic.

During the appearance, Chappelle talked about George Floyd‘s death inspired him to create “something beautiful,” which led to himm making 8:46 alongside the short’s co-directors Steven Bognar and Julia Reichart.

“We didn’t even know if the show would be possible with people sitting six feet apart,” Chappelle said, according to Webster University’s The Journal. “We did everything specifically to COVID specs.”

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