Daphne Gorman has resurfaced after Dave Chappelle’s recent Netflix standup performance. Here is the complete story.
Dave Chappelle is one of the best standup comedians in the business, who recently released his standup show on Netflix.
He is known for doing a sport of confronting his audience, placing concepts in front of them that he knows would make them uncomfortable and distasteful to people who believe in modern notions of how to talk about feminism, gender, sexual orientation, and race.
Who Was Daphne Gorman From Dave Chappelle Show?
Gorman was featured in Dave Chapelle’s contentious Netflix comedy special Sticks and Stones, which aired in August 2019 after establishing a career in entertainment.
Transgender actress, activist and comedienne Daphne Dorman, referenced in Dave Chappelle’s ‘transphobic’ Netflix special, commits suicide https://t.co/GjyoAXVzSq
— Nicki Mayo (@nickimayonews) October 12, 2019
Due to Chappelle’s content targeting LGBT people, some reviewers labeled the special disrespectful and transphobic.
However, Chappelle, embracing the critics, presented a story about forming a friendship with a transgender woman who, according to him, was “laughing the hardest” at his jokes about transgender people.
Dorman was the woman in question. Later Dorman thanked the comedian for normalizing transsexual people in his gigs through Twitter.
The comedian Daphne was born in Philadelphia and was a former designer, entertainer, and transsexual extremist. She was the Operations Director. At The Actors Center of Philadelphia, she also taught improvisation and stage combat training.
Before embarking on her amusement career, she had a successful career as a programmer.
Comedian Daphne Dorman Death Cause
But at that moment, the comedian was dealing with her own inner turmoil that no one knew about until she took her own life two years ago in 2019.
Daphne Dorman died by apparent suicide at the age of 44, after leaving a letter on Facebook saying goodbye to her loved ones and her small child, saying none of it was her fault.
She ended the statement by saying she cherished her daughter with everything she had.
It has already been two years, however, the exact reason for her suicide is still unknown.
Death of Dorman’s was confirmed by her sister Becky Kugler in the comments section of the post. Kugler added, “I so wish we could all have helped you through your darkness.” “We’ll always love you, lovely angel, soar high.”
Dave Chappele show- Daphne Dorman
In his last standup show on Netflix, The Closer, released on 5 October 2021, he takes a risk by talking about Daphne committing suicide and how he has set up a trust fund to pay for college education of her daughter.
And like always, the show’s first social media reactions seemed mostly positive; he managed to win his audience’s heart.
His fans commented, “The ‘human experience’ segment with Daphne Dorman was quite moving; this is the first time I’ve been impacted by a standup comedy performance. The man is a true master of his profession, and he had me laughing and crying at the same time.”
All of his fans were really touched by the way he talked about Daphne.
@DaveChappelle once again proves his goat status through his latest and (hopefully not) final special, The Closer. The joy of witnessing his exhilarating storytelling and bit delivery was really just priceless, especially with the story of Daphne Dorman.
For Norm… pic.twitter.com/chGVadh3Jz
— Nino (@QuentinoAJ) October 5, 2021