Dave Chappelle and John Mayer’s Controlled Danger shows are a necessary reminder of the inextricable link between free speech and art

Poster from the Controlled Danger performance on April 28 at the Fillmore in San Francisco (my photo)

Just because you’re offended, doesn’t make you right.

Midway through John Mayer and Dave Chappelle’s Controlled Danger show at the Fillmore in San Francisco late last month, I noticed a familiar feeling of cringe creeping in.