As Dave Chappelle inched toward the two-hour mark during his late-night set Sunday, the usually verbose comic plopped down on a stool, dropped his head and appeared to be napping. Psych. Stand-up’s reigning king was anything but drowsy in his second of six sold-out shows at Minneapolis’ intimate Varsity Theater, a vivid reminder that he’s still as vital to comedy as Bruce Springsteen is to rock ’n’ roll. Despite already headlining an earlier show, Chappelle remained on stage well past 12:30 a.m., even when it was clear he had run out of prepared material. But watching the master riff off the audience’s drunken shout-outs (Patrice O’Neal! Trump!) was still more inspiring than material his peers spend months slaving over. “Know why I’m still up here?” he said between begging his manager or a bar server to refill his plastic cup with booze. “While you’re sleeping, I’m thinking of jokes to make people laugh. And … [Read more...] about In first night here, Dave Chappelle thanks Minnesota for sending ‘wild’ politicians to D.C.
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It’s that time of the year again when popular brands' “new” product announcements may dupe the gullible and give others a good laugh. Here’s a list of April Fools’ Day pranks to look out for as you scroll through social media today. Google Tulip If you’ve ever wanted to know what your plants are thinking, a new Google translator has got you covered. Yesterday, the technology company unveiled the software that will allow users to communicate with their tulips. A preview of the translator demonstrated that tulips love water and they’re willing to listen to you describe your grandchildren. The Dutch university in charge of much of the project's research is also trying to communicate with cacti, but the plants’ personalities are just as prickly as their spines. The service is only available on April 1, which is Google’s kind hint that the service is an April Fools’ joke. Duolingo’s Real-Life Aggressive Reminders … [Read more...] about Here Are 16 April Fools’ Jokes to Make Your Day