Dave Chappelle video on George Floyd is No. 1 on YouTube's 2020 top-trending list
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"8:46," a monologue comedian Dave Chappelle named for the amount time a white police officer in Minneapolis was recorded kneeling on George Floyd’s neck during the arrest that led up to his death earlier this year, is No. 1 on YouTube’s list of top-trending videos for the year. 

The performance, which runs for about 27 minutes, was released by Netflix’s comedy channel on the video-sharing platform in early June amid nationwide protests against police brutality and racial inequality sparked by the police killing of Floyd on Memorial Day.

In the video, which has racked up more than 29 million views on YouTube so far, Chappelle opens up about Floyd’s death and revealed that 8:46 not only signifies the time former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin spent with his knee on Floyd’s neck during the May arrest, but was also the time he was born.


“It’s hard to figure out what to say about George Floyd, so I’m not going to say it yet,” he says at the start of the monologue. “I got to tell you, this is like the first concert in North American since all this shit happened, so like it or not, it’s history. It’s going to be in the books.”

He also used the performance to take aim at conservative commentator Candace Owens for comments she made around the time about Floyd’s criminal history.

“I can't think of a worse way to make money. She's the most articulate idiot I've ever seen in my f---ing life,” he says.

And he sounds off on CNN’s Don LemonDon Carlton LemonFor myopic media, breaking up with Trump will be hard to do Don Lemon to ex-CNN colleague McEnany: 'Girl, bye' CNN's Don Lemon says Newsmax will 'never be as powerful as Fox News' MORE after he suggested celebrities should be doing more to bring attention to Floyd’s death and speak out on the issue.

“I’m watching Don Lemon, that hot bed of reality. He says, where are all these celebrities, why aren’t you talking?” Chappelle says in the special.


“Answer me: Do you want to see a celebrity right now? Do we give a f--- what Ja Rule thinks?” he later asks.

The special, YouTube said, is among ten videos it highlighted in its end-of-the-year list that “resonated with U.S. viewers the most.”

Other videos featured on the same list include "Saturday Night Live’s" cold open mocking the first presidential debate between President TrumpDonald TrumpLil Wayne gets 11th hour Trump pardon Trump grants clemency to more than 100 people, including Bannon Trump expected to pardon Bannon: reports MORE and then-Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump grants clemency to more than 100 people, including Bannon Scalise bringing Donna Brazile as guest to Biden inauguration Sidney Powell withdraws 'kraken' lawsuit in Georgia MORE and comedian Ricky Gervais’s viral monologue from this year’s Golden Globes Awards.