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Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)

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Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture.

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Top Rated TV #68 | Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »



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Series cast summary:
 Various / ... (33 episodes, 2003-2006)
 Announcer / ... (22 episodes, 2003-2006)
 Himself / ... (15 episodes, 2003-2006)
Rudy Rush ...
 Announcer / ... (15 episodes, 2003-2004)
 Himself / ... (14 episodes, 2003-2006)


Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture.

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If making fun of people was against the law, he'd be a lifer. See more »


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22 January 2003 (USA)  »

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Chappelle's Show: The Lost Episodes  »

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Did You Know?


Paul Mooney originally wanted Negrodamus to be named "Niggadamus". But Chappelle felt that Comedy Central would not allow that to air. See more »


Lil' Jon's (played by Dave Chappelle) right sleeve changes positions when he is in the doctor's office. See more »


Dave Chappelle: [Dave is playing video games with a kid in the hospital and is beating him in the game Street Hoops] Tell your little friends, that dreams really do come true. Dave Chappelle came and saw you in the hospital and whooped your monkey ass at some "Street Hoops"!
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Crazy Credits

On the second season DVD set, on the "This Has Been A Presentation of Comedy Central" screen at the end of the episodes, "Presentation" is misspelled as a "Presentaton Of Comedy Central". See more »


Referenced in The Boondocks: The Garden Party (2005) See more »


Written & Performed by Dead Prez
Courtesy of Loud Records/LLC
(Chappelle's intro music)
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3 June 2005 | by (Arlington, VA) – See all my reviews

I just reviewed the two season DVDs, in anticipation of the third season (alas postponed), and I have concluded that this is the funniest show on TV in a long time. Yes it's a little too edgy and risqué for some people, but those aren't the people who I give a >bleep!< about anyway.

It's not just Dave who does it all; he has a great cast around him (Ashy Larry may be one of my favorites), gets major names to drop in (Anthony Anderson, Mos Def, Wyclef Jean) and to stay (Charlie Murphy), and his longer-serving characters are no less valid than the fresh ones (Tyrone the crack addict).

It is not for the uptight; it is not for the close-minded. What he pokes fun at is stereotypes, and that's a taboo for many people today. The barriers that political correctness attempted to break down over the last 15 years is exposed by Chappelle in 24 episodes, showing the truth behind the masks that we all wear. Those of us strong enough to handle it find him refreshing and downright hilarious. Those who don't will face the consequences as they manifest themselves in myriad other, humorless ways.

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