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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 #71 | Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Dave Chappelle ...  Various / ... 33 episodes, 2003-2006
Donnell Rawlings ...  Announcer / ... 22 episodes, 2003-2006
Rudy Rush ...  Announcer / ... 15 episodes, 2003-2004
Charlie Murphy ...  Himself / ... 14 episodes, 2003-2006
Neal Brennan ...  Himself / ... 15 episodes, 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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Taglines:

There's only one Chappelle See more »

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Comedy | Music

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Comedy Central

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chappelle's Show: The Lost Episodes See more »

Filming Locations:

Hoboken, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Trivia

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

Goofs

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

Quotes

Charlie Murphy: I mean, you know where you got that shirt. And it damn sure wasn't the men's department.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

Most of the musical performances could not be included in the DVD release due to music licensing issues. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Boondocks: Stinkmeaner Strikes Back (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Hip-Hop
Written & Performed by Dead Prez
Courtesy of Loud Records/LLC
(Chappelle's intro music)
(uncredited)
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This show will go down as the funniest show of the decade
30 June 2004 | by johnpaulribaudoSee all my reviews

Mark my words....

Some people deem this show as racist/sterotyping/labeling. Well I think thats the point.

Welcome to the new millennium, where a guy takes things we've had in my country (USA) since its founding, like racism and makes it funny (An effort to try to tear down racial barriers? Maybe) and exploits how ridiculous and stupid racism and sterotyping really is.

And at the same time how does Chapelle hit pop culture so well? The vice city sketch, John Mayer in the Harlem barber shop, the player haters ball, the real world with one super white guy, I know black people, and of course the racial draft...

You just got to take all the skits' racism out of context (The way I think Chapelle does), and just laugh at yourself and your entire race for once instead of hyper-defending your race. And if you can do that you'll realize why this is one of the funniest shows of the decade.


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