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Yeah, so what if its been over seven years since comedian Dave Chappelle’s TV show hasn’t had a new episode air, we’re still getting over the fact that we’re forced to just sit and watch the re-runs on the DVDs we’ve had sitting in our bedroom since our college days. So after having a weekend [&hellip
Five Reasons We Still Miss Chappelle’s Show »
- Nick Dimengo
Key and Peele have been around for years, starting off on MadTV and getting their own show called Key & Peele, which has just been picked up for a fourth season. They both had minor roles in the Judd Apatow produced comedy Wanderlust. Apatow will produce for Apatow Productions, and Key and Peele will be executive producers. Apatow has remained tight-lipped about the details of the project but had this to say about Key and Peele:
"I love these guys because they are riotously, make you sick because you can't stop laughing , funny... I think Key and Peele are capable of making the movie that America desperately needs right now."
If you haven't seen Key & Peele it's a pretty good show having a good balance of low brow and social commentary. »
- Gary Collinson
If comedy has a Dorothy Parker, it’s Caroline Hirsch. The nightclub that bears her name on Broadway at the north end of Times Square is her salon, and for more than 30 years now, Carolines has been hosting the funniest and most famous stand-up comedians. From Jerry Seinfeld to Dave Chappelle to Louis Ck and Tracy Morgan, Carolines has been more than a prime showcase for the most hilarious people alive — it’s a room every comic has to conquer in order make his or her bones in the business.
Hirsch will be the first to admit that she herself isn’t funny. »
- Jeff Labrecque
Let's all take a moment to reconsider Death to Smoochy, because as Edward Norton proved last night, he is a damn fine comedian. In his first-ever stint hosting Saturday Night Live, the actor had flawless timing and total commitment to his characters – even the dumb ones, like a mob money-counter who talked like Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man (which was basically Norton re-creating his own performance in The Score). The two-time Oscar nominee delivered some terrifically quotable one-liners: "What would I do for a Klondike bar? I'd suck anything you put in front of me. »
Prince is on the Twitter, and the artist formerly known as a bunch of symbols seems to have a great sense of humor. His new single 'Breakfast Can Wait' is a celebration of food and flirting feature in Danielle Curiel-directed video Prince's posted artwork for his new single "Breakfast Can Wait," is a picture of TV comic Dave Chappelle's impersonation of The Artist from a past "True Hollywood Stories" Chappelle Show sketch. "I know you're late, but I need another taste," Prince sings on his new single, "Breakfast Can Wait." And with the track's music video, director Danielle Curiel shows a couple getting jiggy in the Am, pancakes be damned. It also features a weird inserted vocal about halfway »
- April Neale
In this month's issue, GQ followed Idris Elba to Ibiza, where he had booked a D.J. gig. As many Vulture readers know, it wasn't his first time. In the story, Elba details his NYC origin story, arriving from London and living in a Union Square Ymca, working the door at comedy club Caroline's (among other things: " ... he’d sell drugs at Carolines, and meanwhile all these successful guys would come through: D. L. Hughley, Dave Chappelle"). He also would do D.J. gigs and record music under the name Big Driis ("quiet storm jams, rap bangers, deconstructed covers of Michael Jackson songs"). He now does it under his own name: "As the night goes on, he’s getting looser, DJ-wise, and the hits begin to come: Madonna’s 'Holiday,' Prince’s 'Kiss.'" He even buries the hatchet to play Oasis's "Wonderwall," a song he calls "a classic »
- Lindsey Weber
The Broadway legend is not kidding. “What’s his name?” grouses Elaine Stritch in a screech she’s used so often, though not this time, for comic effect. “The black guy. C’mon. The funny guy. The black guy. The funny guy. The black guy. Come on.” Her young caretaker suggests Dave Chappelle, but Stritch waves her off. “She doesn’t know it. You know it. HBO. Had his own show on HBO. Damn it! Oh, shit. I think he’s the funniest man alive and I think what’s-his-name is the next funniest.”Stritch isn’t senile. Far from it. At 88, though, she’s vexed by an inability to retrieve at will the names of certain faces she can clearly see in her head. “I beat him when I won for Elaine Stritch at Liberty,” she continues, offering up an obscure bit of data about competition for an Emmy she won nine years ago. »
- Steve Friess
Dave Chappelle's got proof that Kanye West's ego (a trait often referred to as "healthy confidence" in other, non-Grammy-winning humans) was very much intact in late 2003, before Kanye even had an album out. At the Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival in Illinois a couple weeks ago, Chappelle shared a tale illuminating this new bit of Yeezus lore. Hanging out before a Chappelle's Show taping the week The Black Album came out, 'Ye and Dave had a listening session ("Jay Z says on the record, 'Kanyeezy, you's a genius. You did it again,' and Kanye stopped the tape and pressed rewind"), Kanye performed with Common, and then Kanye and Chappelle headed to the editing room to preview some never-before-seen sketches. "We was all cracking up and then in the middle of it all, Kanye's phone rings," Chappelle said. "This is when I knew he was gonna be famous. »
- Zach Dionne
By Amelia Mularz
Because the "50 Shades of Grey" stars were announced this week and sadly you didn't get the part, we've got a few movies to distract you this weekend:
On the Big Screen: "Salinger"
Shane Salerno's new documentary, which opens today, is filled with all the fun facts that your high school English teacher didn't tell you about J.D. Salinger. For example, the "Catcher in the Rye" writer had a thing for young ladies, didn't really enjoy sex, and likely had just one testicle. The movie divulges all kinds of secrets from the life of a guy who made being a recluse cool way before Lauryn Hill and mid-2000s Dave Chappelle.
On the Boob Tube: "A Sister's Nightmare"
- MTV Movies Team
Way back in 2005, Comedy Central had a tiger by the tail in comic Dave Chappelle, whose sketch humor was a ratings monster and appealed to all, not just black audiences, but everyone. Truth be told, "Chappelle's Show" was successful in great part to the comedic genius of Paul Mooney, who is rarely lauded for his contributions to this short lived series. Mooney is acerbic and bright, wickedly funny and says what he means. He also works hard, which is something Dave Chappelle, by all appearances, is loathe to do. So, things were great in Chappelle land, but low and behold, before season 3 of his hit television show was to begin, Chappelle walked away from $50 million on »
- April Neale
People wondered what was up when comedian Dave Chappelle engaged in a stand-off with audience members in Hartford, Connecticut before leaving the stage last Thursday (Aug. 29). The world got the answer to that question on Tuesday (Sept. 3) via Chappelle's performance in Chicago.
He blames the audience. He may have a point.
As reported by TMZ and as heard in the video embedded above, Chappelle started off his Chicago show with a rather simple and direct message for the capital city of Connecticut: "F*** Hartford. F*** 'em all ... I swear to God, f*** that whole city."
The crowd enjoyed this very much.
After promising the appreciative Chicago audience that he was fine and not on drugs, Chappelle proceeded to give some explanation as to why the hecklers were so bad. He described the Hartford crowd as "evil" and made up of nothing but "young, white alcoholics."
In the end, it sounds »
Hartford, Conn., mayor Pedro Segarra has a message for Dave Chappelle: Get over yourself. Reacting to comedian Chappelle’s trash-talk of his city, Segarra tweeted this morning that the funnyman — who slammed Hartford after getting booed during a show — should “quit whining.” Oh, and he also said that Chappelle should focus on what he’s paid to do. And maybe take up some meditative exercise to control his anger. Also read: Prince Uses Dave Chappelle as Prince for ‘Breakfast Can Wait’ Cover Art (Video) “Dave Chappelle should quit whining, do his job and try some yoga,” Segarra said, adding the hashtag, »
- Tim Kenneally
Dave Chappelle may have had enough of Hartford, but the Connecticut capital's mayor has had enough of him. Pedro Segarra tweeted Thursday morning that the comedian should lay off his city. "Dave Chappelle should quit whining, do his job and try some yoga. #HartfordHasIt P.E.S.," he wrote on the mayor's office's Twitter account. In a follow-up statement provided to The Hollywood Reporter, Segarra said "I wasn't at the show, so I can't comment on it specifically. But his recent remarks were immature and inappropriate. Dave Chappelle should stick to his job, give the fans what they
- Hilary Lewis
Lamar Odom is Not in rehab -- and if that's not bad enough, he's also keeping Khloe Kardashian in the dark about what his plans are. Has he fully given up on the marraige ... and his NBA career?Plus, Dave Chappelle's revenge on his Hartford, Ct audience -- lashing out, calling them "evil white alcoholics" ... not to mention hoping for a nuclear strike?!! Too far ... or just for laughs?Also ... someone on Justin Bieber »
- TMZ Staff
The mayor of Hartford, Connecticut is firing back at Dave Chappelle -- telling the comic to Quit Bitching about his city ... and get on with his life. "Dave Chappelle needs to quit whining, do his job and try some yoga," Mayor Pedro Segarra tweeted this morning. The Mayor is clearly referring to Chappelle's anti-Hartford rant ... when he called for North Korea to hit the Connecticut city with a nuclear strike after the "young, white alcoholic »
- TMZ Staff
Last week, the always-stoppable force that is Dave Chappelle met the irresistible urge to yell out shit from his TV show, and the inevitable happened, with Chappelle instantly becoming best friends with everyone who shouted one of his favorite quotes, then calling them all on stage so they could hang. Or rather, in a more realistic turn of events, Chappelle turned on the crowd as the crowd turned on him, booing as Chappelle ran out the clock by smoking, reading a book, and making idle chitchat, all in a hilarious parody of the emptiness of human existence. By the time »
Dave Chappelle is definitely not a fan of Hartford, Ct. At his performance in Chicago on Tuesday night, the 40-year-old funnyman ripped into the East Coast city, saying that he wanted to "pull a reverse Kramer" before cutting his standup set short when audience members heckled him at last week's Funny or Die Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival. He's referencing, of course, the infamous tantrum Seinfeld alum Michael Richards threw when he tossed out the N-word during a confrontation with African-American hecklers during a 2006 gig at the Laugh Factory in West Hollywood. In audio posted to YouTube of his return to the stage two nights ago, Chappelle finally spoke out about the incident, »
Dave Chappelle insists his onstage "meltdown" last week wasn't actually his fault, but can be blamed on the awful audience he faced in Hartford, Conn. He went on an expletive-ridden rant about the experience at a Chicago show Tuesday night, TMZ reports. The crowd was "evil" and full of "suburban torturists" and "young, white alcoholics," he said as soon as he took the stage. "I wanted to pull a reverse Kramer and call them all crackers or something crazy like that," he said, referring to Michael Richards' 2006 N-word rant . (He also assured the Chicago crowd he's not on drugs. »
- Evann Gastaldo
Dave Chappelle is lashing out about the people who heckled him in Hartford, Ct last week ... calling the crowd a bunch of "young, white alcoholics" and saying he wanted to pull a "reverse Kramer." Chappelle took the stage at a show in Chicago last night ... and immediately went off on Hartford -- where he engaged in a nasty stand-off with the crowd after several loudmouthed fans heckled him during his set. "I don't want anything »
- TMZ Staff
Dave Chappelle’s performance in Hartford last week — the one where he stopped performing, sat on the stage and ran out of the time with reading and light anecdotes in response to an unruly crowd — was baffling, if unsurprising for the notoriously moody comedian. Luckily, Chappelle continued with the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival tour and went on to Chicago where he explained the Hartford incident in less than kind words. According to an audio-only file posted by TMZ, Chappelle badmouthed the Connecticut capital onstage Tuesday night in a four-minute clip that includes him calling the crowd a bunch of "young, white alcoholics" and saying “I don't want anything bad to happen to the United States but if North Korea ever drops a nuclear bomb on this country, I swear to God I hope it lands in Hartford, Connecticut."The Hollywood Reporter also pulled out a choice sound bite from the performance, »
- Delia Paunescu
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