Comedian Flame Monroe supports Dave Chappelle during a stand-up in Ohio


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Comedian Flame Monroe continues to show her support for fellow comedian Dave Chappelle.

Monroe flew out to see Chappelle perform in Ohio at the Wirrig Pavilion in Yellow Springs on Thursday night. She took to social media on Thursday and shared an image with the controversial comedian.

“Ultimately it’s all comedy,” she wrote alongside a photo and video of Chappelle.

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In the video, Chappelle is seen thanking Monroe for coming and Monroe thanks the comedian for being “a good friend.”

After Chappelle’s show in Minneapolis was canceled at the last minute due to backlash over anti-trans remarks made on Netflix’s controversial show “The Closer,” Monroe told Fox News Digital that the freedom of expression is paramount when it comes to protecting the “safest place” on Earth – the stage.

Flame Monroe supported Dave Chappelle at his stand-up show in Ohio on Thursday.
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“When I grow up I want to be like him, because guess what, the show has to go on,” Monroe said. “I don’t want to be censored as a comedian. I say ridiculous things on stage, it’s hilarious, it can make you think, but it also teaches you that I’m a human being.”

Monroe insisted the venue had its priorities mixed when they bowed to pressure to cancel the show.

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“It’s not about race, color, size or gender, it’s about money. You don’t want to make money,” Monroe said, adding that comedians “don’t want to not spit anger, hatred and bitterness. You want people to laugh.”

Dave Chappelle will continue his overseas tour dates until September.

Dave Chappelle will continue his overseas tour dates until September.
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Chappelle has another performance scheduled in Ohio on Saturday night before heading overseas and continues touring through September 14.

Fox News’ Larry Fink and Tracy Wright contributed to this report.


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