Dave Chappelle in Mental Health Clinic, says "Entertainment Weekly" - TennisForum.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old May 12th, 2005, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
SelesFan70's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 11,028
                     
Dave Chappelle in Mental Health Clinic, says "Entertainment Weekly"





Chappelle Checks Into Mental Health Clinic
Thursday, May 12, 2005

NEW YORK — Comedy Central star Dave Chappelle has checked himself into a mental health facility in South Africa, the magazine Entertainment Weekly reported on Wednesday.

The comedian's whereabouts and condition have been unknown since Comedy Central abruptly announced last week that the planned May 31 launch of the third season of "Chappelle's Show" had been postponed and production halted.

Chappelle flew from Newark, N.J., to South Africa on April 28 for treatment, said the magazine, quoting a source close to the show it would not identify. Entertainment Weekly said it had corroborating sources for its story.

"We don't know where he is," Comedy Central spokesman Tony Fox said. "We've heard about South Africa. We don't know. We haven't talked to Dave."

Chappelle's spokesman, Matt Labov, would not comment on the magazine's story.

"It seems like the issues he's contending with are really quite serious," said Dade Hayes, a senior editor at Entertainment Weekly. "It isn't a case of him spending a weekend someplace recuperating from exhaustion."

The magazine's sources say Chappelle is still in the facility, which was not named, Hayes said. Chappelle's representatives have denied that the comedian was abusing drugs.


Too bad...his show was outrageouly funny. The funniest skit I ever saw was the original one with the blind black guy being a grand wizard of the KKK...OMG...it was sooooo funny! And when he took the hood off the white people fell out... But if you didn't see the skit, you may think it wasn't so funny But it was..and the one where he showed the differences between how white, black, and hispanic people dance was good, too!

Tammy Bruce RightSideOfTheRainbow

Liberals: Hard on the unborn, soft on terrorists

Man-made climate change is a LIE

COUNTDOWN!
SelesFan70 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old May 12th, 2005, 02:39 PM
 
harloo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Wonderland Arts Society
Posts: 18,924
                     
He was under extreme pressure to deliver the third season so I can imagine him having a breakdown. Once a show of his nature is successful he has to improve every season, and considering all the skits he is involved in it became too much. That's the reason Comedy Central postponed the third season. I hope he is alright, it would be a shame if he does not come back.

Quote:
Originally Posted by AcesHigh
I'll say this in public once. I miss serena so much. Fed is my favorite player but no one does it like her.

harloo is offline  
post #3 of 28 (permalink) Old May 12th, 2005, 02:51 PM
Kart & I against the WtaWorld!
 
Rocketta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: NC
Posts: 35,918
                     
wow that's a shame I wouldn't be surprised if drugs weren't involved as well as he always looked high on his show.

The KKK sketch is the funniest of all time especially at the end when they say the guy divorced his wife cause she was a "N*gg*r lover"..
Rocketta is offline  
post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old May 12th, 2005, 02:55 PM
Senior Member
 
kabuki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: In denial
Posts: 6,176
                     
My Bf and I watch it all the time. I hope he is OK.
kabuki is offline  
post #5 of 28 (permalink) Old May 12th, 2005, 02:57 PM
Veelieve!!!
 
Infiniti2001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 27,819
 
Too bad-- it's all the pressure to succeed . I hope he gets back to being his old self soon, because that show really rocks. I'm not too crazy about comedy, but he has really sucked me in. And yes, he always looks high Rocketta

Infiniti2001 is offline  
post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old May 12th, 2005, 04:44 PM
Senior Member
 
Experimentee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Australia
Posts: 13,064
                     
Why South Africa? Seems a weird place to voluntarily go to.

I didnt think his show was that funny, it seemed to be focused a lot on black culture so maybe I didnt understand some stuff. I thought the one where he visited a cancer patient in hospital and beat him on the Playstation was the funniest one.
Experimentee is offline  
post #7 of 28 (permalink) Old May 12th, 2005, 04:47 PM
 
harloo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Wonderland Arts Society
Posts: 18,924
                     
He talks about smoking weed in his interviews all the time. Maybe he was doing something else and needs some extra help?

Quote:
Originally Posted by AcesHigh
I'll say this in public once. I miss serena so much. Fed is my favorite player but no one does it like her.

harloo is offline  
post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old May 12th, 2005, 04:50 PM
 
harloo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Wonderland Arts Society
Posts: 18,924
                     
His Rick James impersonations are the best. It was so funny when Rick James appeared on The BET Awards and said, "I'm Rick James B#$@!". RIP Rick!

Quote:
Originally Posted by AcesHigh
I'll say this in public once. I miss serena so much. Fed is my favorite player but no one does it like her.

harloo is offline  
post #9 of 28 (permalink) Old May 12th, 2005, 05:28 PM
Kart & I against the WtaWorld!
 
Rocketta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: NC
Posts: 35,918
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by harloo
His Rick James impersonations are the best. It was so funny when Rick James appeared on The BET Awards and said, "I'm Rick James B#$@!". RIP Rick!
Ohh yeah the skit where he was prince playing basketball was really funny too...
Rocketta is offline  
post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old May 12th, 2005, 05:34 PM
Senior Member
 
Dawn Marie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: North by Northwest
Posts: 15,252
                     
Maybe he is in YellowSprings, Ohio where he grew up which is like a "liberal" town that is lilike a bike ride away from me. Antioch College is in YellowSprings and I am happy to say that Coretta Scott King graduated from there as well as Rod Sterling, from the Twilight Zone. Anyway, I hope he gets the help he needs and deserves.

Only after the last tree has been cut down
Only after the last river has been poisoned
Only after the last fish has been caught
Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten. "Cree Native American Prophecy"
Dawn Marie is offline  
post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old May 12th, 2005, 06:21 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 203
                     
funny, i told my bro last year that he didn't look in good health. something about his body language said that he was under a lot of pressure, and it was really getting to him.

you know who he reminded me of? Jimi Hendrix, before he passed away.
Da Bizzness is offline  
post #12 of 28 (permalink) Old May 13th, 2005, 01:49 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 6,247
                     
This is a shame because Chappelle had been fighting neck and neck with Will Ferrell for the title of "Funniest Person Alive" and with Ferrell still going strong Chappelle can ill afford to get sick.

I hope that he gets better since he is one of the great comic voices of our time and seems like a standup guy.

But if this is the end, I will always remember him as Prince serving Charlie Murphy pancakes after beating that ass in basketball.
Steam is offline  
post #13 of 28 (permalink) Old May 13th, 2005, 01:52 AM
Senior Member
 
Knizzle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 21,749
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steam
This is a shame because Chappelle had been fighting neck and neck with Will Ferrell for the title of "Funniest Person Alive" and with Ferrell still going strong Chappelle can ill afford to get sick.
Knizzle is offline  
post #14 of 28 (permalink) Old May 13th, 2005, 02:45 AM
Senior Member
 
yukon145's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Back in America
Posts: 5,374
                     
get well soon Dave, hes so damn funny!
yukon145 is offline  
post #15 of 28 (permalink) Old May 13th, 2005, 03:27 AM
Team WTAworld
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Day-Dreaming
Posts: 7,821
                     
It's sad about him being sick, if he is. However, I thought his show was not funny at all...


"You Worry About Your Jump Rope and Yourself!" -Coral on Battle of the Sexes 2




Running for the cliff again...
Rtael is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome