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Mother_Marjorie
Apr 13th, 2006, 06:00 PM
Dave Chappelle: Why I walked away

Thursday, April 13, 2006; Posted: 9:18 a.m. EDT (13:18 GMT)

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Dave Chappelle says in a new interview that he had several reasons for walking away from his cult-fave "Chappelle's Show" -- and a deal worth more than $50 million.

His decision to leave the Comedy Central series last May led fans and industry executives to question his motives, and his sanity.

But in a 10-page spread in the Esquire magazine arriving Saturday, he says he closed "Chappelle" for reasons cultural, professional and personal.

Culturally: "The bottom line was, white people own everything, and where can a black person go and be himself or say something that's familiar to him and not have to explain or apologize?"

Professionally: "I felt like I was really pressured to settle for something that I didn't necessarily feel like I wanted."

Personally: "The thing about show business is that, in a way, it forces dysfunctional relationships in people."

Chappelle tells the magazine that putting on "Chappelle's Show" was the best television experience he ever had. He plans to continue telling jokes and entertaining audiences, he says, so long as he can retain a degree of personal and creative freedom.

DunkMachine
Apr 13th, 2006, 06:15 PM
Dave Chappelle: Why I walked away

Thursday, April 13, 2006; Posted: 9:18 a.m. EDT (13:18 GMT)

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Dave Chappelle says in a new interview that he had several reasons for walking away from his cult-fave "Chappelle's Show" -- and a deal worth more than $50 million.

His decision to leave the Comedy Central series last May led fans and industry executives to question his motives, and his sanity.

But in a 10-page spread in the Esquire magazine arriving Saturday, he says he closed "Chappelle" for reasons cultural, professional and personal.

Culturally: "The bottom line was, white people own everything, and where can a black person go and be himself or say something that's familiar to him and not have to explain or apologize?"

Professionally: "I felt like I was really pressured to settle for something that I didn't necessarily feel like I wanted."

Personally: "The thing about show business is that, in a way, it forces dysfunctional relationships in people."

Chappelle tells the magazine that putting on "Chappelle's Show" was the best television experience he ever had. He plans to continue telling jokes and entertaining audiences, he says, so long as he can retain a degree of personal and creative freedom.

Chappelle Show was hilarious. Especially that Black Bush skit.

"Oil? Who's talking about oil?! Bitch is you cooking?!"

I will miss the show .

Shenay La Soul
Apr 13th, 2006, 06:18 PM
Dave Chappelle: Why I walked away

Thursday, April 13, 2006; Posted: 9:18 a.m. EDT (13:18 GMT)

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Dave Chappelle says in a new interview that he had several reasons for walking away from his cult-fave "Chappelle's Show" -- and a deal worth more than $50 million.

His decision to leave the Comedy Central series last May led fans and industry executives to question his motives, and his sanity.

But in a 10-page spread in the Esquire magazine arriving Saturday, he says he closed "Chappelle" for reasons cultural, professional and personal.

Culturally: "The bottom line was, white people own everything, and where can a black person go and be himself or say something that's familiar to him and not have to explain or apologize?"

Professionally: "I felt like I was really pressured to settle for something that I didn't necessarily feel like I wanted."

Personally: "The thing about show business is that, in a way, it forces dysfunctional relationships in people."

Chappelle tells the magazine that putting on "Chappelle's Show" was the best television experience he ever had. He plans to continue telling jokes and entertaining audiences, he says, so long as he can retain a degree of personal and creative freedom.

Kudos to Chappelle. That's very inspiring and gutsy as well. :yeah:

Stamp Paid
Apr 13th, 2006, 06:55 PM
There comes a time when tou have to realize if people are laughing WITH you, or laughing AT you.

Thats all I took from the show, lol.

leeber
Apr 13th, 2006, 07:01 PM
The funniest clip i ever saw of him

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a8ZFD0nkX4&search=chapelle%20internet%20place

he should get back :sad: