It has now been a decade since David Letterman had Dave Chappelle on his couch as a guest, but that all changed last night. Chappelle returned to Letterman for an interview and finally opened up about abruptly disappearing from his Comedy Central hit series back in 2005.
Everyone loved Chappelle’s Show, it was almost impossible not to. He brought a completely new brand of comedy to the network that went viral before social networks gave viral the ability to exist. Everyone thinks that Chappelle is crazy but you should take time to look deeper into his situation.
The big question remains, will there be a return of Chappelle’s Show? From what we’ve seen in the past, Dave Chappelle returning with a show does seem likely but not on a network like Comedy Central. With outlets such as Netflix and Hulu existing now-a-days, Chappelle could finally have the creative freedom to produce a less restricted and censored show.
Dave Chappelle had this to say to Letterman:
I look at it like this: I’m at a restaurant with my wife — it’s a nice restaurant and we’re eating dinner. I look across the room and see this guy eating dinner and I say, ‘You see this guy across the room? He has $100 million, and we’re eating the same entree.’ Ok, fine, I don’t have $50 million or whatever it was. Let’s say I have $10 million in the bank — the difference in lifestyle is miniscule. The only difference between having $10 million and $50 million is an astounding $40 million. Of course I would like to have that money.
Look, Dave, it’s very hard to go through something like this because no one has really done it before. So there’s not too many people that don’t think I’m crazy.
Want more Chappelle? He will be performing at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, from June 18-26.
By: Pat Hanavan