Dave Chappelle said he won't 'bend to demands' of 'Transgender community' over 'Closer' controversy. I for one think it's the height of artistic prowess when a comedian refuses to get bullied by the most marginalized people in America.
Lenny Bruce grew obsessed with his own persecution.
Abandoning jokes, he read court documents from the stage & lashed out at detractors.
Buying the hype that he was more philosopher than comic, a tragedy played out in real time - and the comedy vanished from his act.