Jerrod Carmichael Calls Dave Chappelle An Egomaniac After Public Apology Request

LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 11: Actor Jerrod Carmichael attends the Screening Of A24’s “Eighth Grade” – Arrivals at Le Conte Middle School on July 11, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/WireImage)

Comedian Jerrod Carmichael shares his thoughts on Dave Chappelle after his infamous comment about the legend. 

In a recent interview with Dave Holmes for Esquire, Carmichael reflected on Chappelle as he discussed the difficulty of coming out and how scary it can be especially when people still laugh and mock it, like Chappelle did. 

The young comedian said that Chappelle mocked his Emmy-winning special Rothaniel, a special that discussed how his family and loved ones reacted to him coming out. 

“He referred to it as the bravest special for 1996,” Carmichael said of Chappelle. “And it’s like, that’s a funny enough line, whatever, but I wonder if he gets the irony that the fact that you are mocking it even then is why it was hard.”

A few years ago, Jerrod Carmichael called out Dave Chappelle for his way of trying to push an agenda that was seen as transphobic through his comedy. 

“Your legacy is a bunch of opinions on trans s***? It’s an odd hill to die on,” he said in another interview. 

He went on to reveal to Dave Holmes that Chappelle is looking for an apology from him. “I said he’s not revealing anything personal about himself and he’s removed from what he’s talking about, and I think he’s smarter than that and deeper than that and has more interesting thoughts,” Carmichael said. “But he took it as f*** Dave Chappelle, because he’s an egomaniac. He wanted me to apologize to him publicly or some s***.”