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Dave Chappelle: "I'm Just Making Enough Money to Disappear Again"

"Another person screamed out 'Bring back Chappelle's Show,' to which Dave replied, 'Yeah, right after I make Half Baked 2. That when you'll know I'm really broke.' Later, when the topic of returning to standup came up, he joked, 'I'm just making enough money to disappear again. That shit's expensive!'"

- from Rolling Stone's review of Dave Chappelle's first performance at Radio City Music Hall in New York last night.

Dave Chappelle Is Making His First Late Night Appearance in Over Six Years Tonight

Comedian Dave Chappelle has been dipping in and out of the spotlight ever since his abrupt exit from Comedy Central's Chappelle's Show in 2005. He's only done two late night appearances since then (in 2006 and 2008 on NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien), but he's set to return to the late night world tonight with an appearance on Letterman, his first time on late night TV in over six years. He's also doing The Tonight Show on Friday, with both appearances being in promotion of his string of shows at Radio City Music Hall next week. These shows will be his first announced NYC performances in over a [...]

Dave Chappelle on Hartford: "That Crowd Was Evil"

Last Thursday, Dave Chappelle made headlines when he called his standup set short and left the stage after dealing with an unruly crowd in Hartford, Connecticut, and here's an audio-only clip of Chappelle explaining what happened to an audience in Chicago Saturday night during a recent stop on Funny or Die's Oddball Fest tour, which he's headlining. The tour has been going smoothly since the Hartford incident. Here's what he had to say on the matter in Chicago:

Listen, I know you guys read in the paper that I took a nasty spill the other night, but I swear to God it wasn't my fault and I [...]

Dave Chappelle Was Heckled and Walked Offstage Last Night in Hartford, CT

Dave Chappelle is only a week into a 13-city tour called The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival that he's co-headlining with Flight of the Conchords for Funny or Die, but he's already running into trouble. Last night during a stop in Hartford, Connecticut, Chappelle reportedly stopped his act after 10 minutes because the audience was being too rowdy and shouting stuff out at him. Fans in the audience were reportedly yelling Chappelle's Show quotes like "I'm Rick James!" at Chappelle right off the bat, causing him to have trouble getting his act out. When he asked them to stop shouting, the people in the crowd refused to calm down. Chappelle then sat [...]

The Most Important Things That Happened At Montreal's Just For Laughs

The Montreal Just For Laughs Festival always has a seriously impressive artist lineup, with galas hosted by the likes of Joan Rivers, Eddie Izzard, and Sarah Silverman. But it's JFL's industry conference, now dubbed ComedyPro, that makes the festival the comedy world's equivalent of an annual convention. Executives, agents, bookers, comics, and other interested parties (like your correspondents) collect for a festival that is part sales convention and part summer camp. And what happens in Montreal in July tends to impact the comedy community for the year to come. 2011's saw Louis C.K. named Comedy Person of the Year, the same year he would go on to revolutionize [...]

Dave Chappelle Talks About His Online Imposters on 'Tonight Show'

Dave Chappelle was a guest on Friday's Tonight Show and told a great story about attempting to become friends with his Facebook impostor and the time the fake Dave Chappelle Twitter account went from funny to evil. Click through to watch another clip from the interview, when Chappelle tells Fallon about the moment he knew Kanye would be famous.

How 'SNL' Addressed Race in Season 39, as Shown in 11 Sketches

With SNL's 39th season coming to a close, we're taking a look at the past season with a series of posts examining the highs, lows, and other memorable moments from the past eight months. Here, we look at the show's shifting tone on race over the arc of this season.

This has not been an easy year for SNL to talk about race. From the moment the show announced its six new cast members — the largest turnover in more than a decade — and viewers noticed that not one of them was a person of color, SNL once again became a target of progressive viewers calling for the cast to [...]

Dave Chappelle's Shows Since Connecticut Have Been Going Great

Last Thursday, Dave Chappelle made headlines when he cut his set short in Hartford, Connecticut, walking off stage early after several members of the audience rudely screamed out Chappelle's Show lines at the top of his show and refused to calm down. Since then, all of Chappelle's tour shows over the weekend have been received well and without incident. The comedian is currently headlining Funny or Die's Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival tour, which has taken him to Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Detroit since the Hartford incident.

The tour has been taking extra precautions since Hartford, like banning cell phone use and posting signs that read "texting, tweeting, heckling, [...]

Dave Chappelle Is on the Cover of Prince's New Album

Prince is releasing a new single called "Breakfast Can Wait," and here's the cover art for it, featuring Dave Chappelle dressed as Prince and holding a plate of pancakes. Chappelle memorably played Prince on Chappelle's Show during a "Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories" sketch in 2004, and it's pretty cool that Prince is in on the joke, albeit a decade late.

Check out Prince's new single and the full cover art below:

This Week in Comedy: Dave Chappelle is Back On Tour, Bob and David Are Back Together (For a Sketch)

-Funny or Die announced The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival live tour featuring Dave Chappelle, Flight of the Conchords, Hannibal Buress, Kristen Schaal, John Mulaney, and more.

-Scott Aukerman revealed that Mr. Show's David Cross and Bob Odenkirk will be reuniting to perform a sketch on the new season of his hit IFC show, Comedy Bang! Bang!. In honor of this, [...]

Dave Chappelle Talks with Letterman About Quitting 'Chappelle's Show'

At long last, Dave Chappelle made his return to late night after six years on last night's Late Show, where he talked with Letterman about why he quit Chappelle's Show ("Technically, I never quit. I'm seven years late for work"), how long he was actually in South Africa, and the difference between having $10 million and $50 million dollars.

Kanye West Loved Hanging Out With Dave Chapelle

Dave Chappelle's time on the Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival tour has been eventful, but at least we're all getting some good stories out of it. The latest is his account of working with Kanye West back in 2004, when West made his first TV appearance on Chappelle's Show. According to Chapelle, West got a phone call while they were watching upcoming sketches from the show. "This is when I knew he was gonna be famous," Chappelle said. "He answers the phone, he goes, 'Hello. Huh? What? Uh uh, I can't. I can't. Cause, I'm at Dave Chappelle's show watching sketches that nobody's ever seen before.' And then he says, [...]

This Week in Comedy: The Dave Chappelle Incident and David Letterman's 20th Anniversary

-Dave Chappelle walked off stage after dealing with a bad audience during a stop on the Funny or Die tour in Hartford, Connecticut.

-David Letterman celebrated his 20th anniversary on CBS's The Late Show, and his first-ever guest, Bill Murray, stopped by for another amazing appearance on the show. We picked the best moments from Letterman's 20 years on The Late Show, one from every year.

-Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have been invited to host the Golden Globes again.

-Here's a list of the best videos from sketch comedy group Good Neighbor, who were recently hired by SNL.

-Mitch Hurwitz says he wants to make the Arrested Development movie next, then [...]

New E-Book 'Searching for Dave Chappelle' Out Today

The NY Times' comedy critic Jason Zinoman has written a new e-book, called Searching for Dave Chappelle, that comes out today and dives deep into the comedian's life and the reasons behind his disappearance from the spotlight in 2005 with extensive reporting. At 54 pages, the book is available online for $2.99. In addition to the book, Zinoman has a NY Times piece out today about Chappelle's return to to the public eye for an upcoming high-profile 15-city tour for Funny or Die and what his new act looks like.

Check out the full book cover and a chapter listing below: