Dave Chappelle earned three awards Saturday (Sept. 19) at the Creative Arts Emmys for his Netflix stand-up special Sticks & Stones. He won for directing, writing of a variety special, and best variety special pre-recorded.
In his acceptance speech, the comedian took the opportunity to take a shot at the critics who gave Sticks & Stones poor reviews.
“Boy, this comes as a complete surprise,” Chappelle said sarcastically. “I mean, I read all the reviews and they said so many terrible things. That they were embarrassed for me. That I lost my way and wasn’t even worth watching. I hope all you critics learn from this. This is a teachable moment. Shut the f**k up forever.”
Chappelle beat fellow nominees Tiffany Haddish, John Mulaney, Jerry Seinfeld, and Hannah Gadsby in the variety special (pre-recorded) category, as well as Patton Oswalt and Seth Meyers in the writing…