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The Closer

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Good morning, everyone. Let’s clean the palate with a little humor before we do the chart thing later. I watched the latest Chapelle special last night, The Closer. Perhaps you’ve seen some of the reviews. There’s been a lot of hand-wringing and pearl clutching about its content, and a particularly fey review I read from NPR was quite offended. Well, having watched it from end to end, I’m here to tell you it’s as intelligent and superbly-performed as anything he’s ever done. I highly recommend it. The man is absolutely brilliant.