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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:45 pm    Post subject: Dave Chappelle Plots Comedy Comeback With U.S. Tour Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently it is not going well, but at least he's getting paid.

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He sat on a stool making comments about the situation and responding to hecklers until the end of what apparently was his contractually mandated time on stage, reports AP. Chappelle apparently told the audience he only needed to do about 25 minutes to get paid.


I'd want my money back. And I don't think I'd call smoking while sitting in a chair meeting the contractual obligation.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never heard of the guy. No wonder he isn't doing well.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Never heard of the guy. No wonder he isn't doing well.


One of my favorite clips from his show. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-I7JJChM6IQ&list=TLb0cMDffVq5g

His show was awesome.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Never heard of the guy. No wonder he isn't doing well.


He was quite popular in the US, had his own show and everything. Pretty much won't find someone in the US that doesn't know him.

I think he got pissed and quit after they made him do a sketch where he wore whiteface, or that was the last straw for him at least.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think whiteface had anything to do with it, at least not that he's said. From what I've heard, he pretty much does his own comedy.

I knew of him for a long time, but had honestly not seen any of his comedy. I'd seen a snippet or two of his Comedy Central show, and it didn't seem at all compelling. Someone here posted a brief commentary by Chappelle, which I was interested in. Whichever part it was, it came from this interview: Inside The Actors Studio Dave Chappelle. I've seen other interviews by that interviewer and liked them, so I watched it. I was pretty impressed. Unfortunately, his walking off the stage in my update to the thread was a bit of a disappointment to me.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He is a rather mediocre comedian, imo. He's also incredibly self destructive, so I'm not foreseeing a happy end to his life.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It wasn't his fault, and he's not on drugs.

Dave Chappelle Turns Hartford Incident With “Room Full of White People” Into Comedy

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“I wanted to, like, pull a reverse Kramer and call ’em all crackers or something crazy like that. I know that shit’ll be on YouTube,” he said. But he decided against it, because he remembered how much it hurt to hear Kramer say such things.
So Kramer messes up, and his career is over. Chappelle willfully and without provocation declares his desire to do the same. And it isn't a problem. A-OK right there. Not the tiniest bit wrong with that.
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