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Chappelle Asks Netflix to Pull His Show; It Does

Comedian was upset he wasn't getting paid by Comedy Central

(Newser) - Netflix has agreed to stop streaming Chappelle's Show after a request from the show's star. Dave Chappelle says he was a "desperate" 28-year-old expectant father when he signed the Comedy Central contract to launch the show and that now, nearly two decades later, it's been licensed...

Chappelle, Carrey Go on Post-Election SNL Romp

Jim Carrey, in character as Biden, resurrects Ace Ventura

(Newser) - Just as he did in 2016 , Dave Chappelle guest-hosted the episode of Saturday Night Live following the presidential election with a wide-ranging stand-up monologue that urged Americans celebrating Joe Biden's victory that "it's good to be a humble winner. Remember when I was here four years...

5 Lines From Chappelle's Surprise George Floyd Show

Comedian talks about killing in Netflix special

(Newser) - Dave Chappelle is out with a surprise Netflix show on the George Floyd killing, one that was filmed June 6 in Yellow Springs, Ohio, in front of a mask-wearing, socially distanced crowd, reports Variety . "It’s hard to figure out what to say about George Floyd, so I’m...

Comics Pay Tribute to Chappelle for Big Honor

He picks up the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

(Newser) - Dave Chappelle was honored Sunday with the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, and a who's who of the comedy and entertainment industry turned out to praise him. "It's the best part of the First Amendment to me that I'm able to express myself this...

Chappelle: I Don't Believe Michael Jackson's Accusers

In new special, comic says he doesn't think the pop star molested anyone

(Newser) - The Michael Jackson documentary Neverland has prompted even some of his staunchest defenders to doubt Jackson's innocence in molestation claims. But one fellow celeb appears to be holding the line. "I’m going to say something I’m not allowed to say, but I gotta be real: I...

Chappelle the Latest to Receive Prestigious Humor Award

He'll be presented with Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in October

(Newser) - Comedian Dave Chappelle has been chosen to receive this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the AP reports. The 45-year-old Grammy and Emmy winner shot to international stardom through his Comedy Central program, Chappelle's Show, which gleefully skewered racial stereotypes and hot-button societal issues. He later made...

Here&#39;s Why #DCPublicSchools Is Trending on Twitter
Here's Why
Is Trending on Twitter
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Here's Why #DCPublicSchools Is Trending on Twitter

Dave Chappelle started it, John Oliver ran with it

(Newser) - For anyone not watching Sunday night's Emmy Awards and wondering why the hashtag #DCPublicSchools is trending on Twitter, a quick explainer: Dave Chappelle first offered a shout-out to DC Public Schools while onstage to present the Emmy for outstanding directing in a comedy series. "Now we’re going...

Chappelle, SNL Put Thoughtful Coda on Election

Kate McKinnon performs Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' in character as Hillary Clinton

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live called on host Dave Chappelle's wit and Kate McKinnon's "Hallelujah" for a thoughtful coda to a divisive election, reports the AP . Chappelle, claiming to be rusty after a decade out of the TV spotlight, proved eager to offer his take on Donald Trump's...

Dave Chappelle 'Doesn't Feel Good' About His Vote

Comedian says he voted for Clinton, reluctantly

(Newser) - Comedian Dave Chappelle will be hosting Saturday Night Live on Nov. 12, following the US presidential election. Chappelle's reportedly been workshopping political material with a week of shows at The Cutting Room in New York, the Observer reports. During Friday's set, Chappelle said he had voted for Clinton,...

SNL Nabs Dave Chappelle, A Tribe Called Quest

It seems 2016 is trying to turn itself around at the last minute

(Newser) - America cried out for good news on the final Friday before the 2016 election, and lo a single tweet answered its call. Dave Chappelle will be hosting the Nov. 12 episode of Saturday Night Live with musical guest A Tribe Called Quest, Deadline reports. "It’s the Tribe y’...

Chappelle Rants Against 'White Alcoholic' Hecklers

His 'meltdown' wasn't his fault, comedian says

(Newser) - 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...

Chappelle Freaks Out After 10 Minutes Onstage

Smoked, read audience member's book for remaining 25 minutes, witnesses say

(Newser) - Dave Chappelle is no stranger to meltdowns , and his behavior last night apparently drove that point home. Some 10 minutes into his act in Hartford, the comedian stopped telling jokes and scolded the audience for being too loud ... then spent the next 25 minutes smoking and reading an audience member'...

Chappelle to Return in New Show?

Sources say he's trying out new material, planning subscription series

(Newser) - Guess who’s back? According to one insider, Dave Chappelle. The comic is coming back to TV six years after abruptly ditching his top-rated Chappelle’s Show, the source tells the Daily . But you’ll have to pay to get your fix, as he’s planning to team up with...

Chappelle Freaks Out Over Plane's Toilet, Forces Landing

Comedian dubbed a 'safety risk' after walking into cockpit

(Newser) - Dave Chappelle's erratic behavior has landed him in the press once more. The comedian reportedly "freaked out" on a private flight from New Jersey to Ohio on Friday; sources say he wouldn't fasten his seat belt, kept walking into the cockpit, and grabbed the pilot's arms at one point,...

Chocolate News Could Fill Chappelle Void
 Chocolate News Could 
 Fill Chappelle Void 

Chocolate News Could Fill Chappelle Void

Grier counters Comedy Central's 'vanilla' news satires

(Newser) - Comedy Central may have found a Dave Chappelle-worthy replacement in David Alan Grier, Paul Farhi writes in the Washington Post. His Chocolate News is a “wholly inappropriate—and riotiously funny” 60 Minutes-style program in which Grier offers the news in “Lou Dobbsean rant” and mocks such figures as...

Chappelle Treated for Exhaustion
Chappelle Treated for Exhaustion

Chappelle Treated for Exhaustion

Comedian "fine" after weekend hospital visit

(Newser) - Dave Chappelle, the sketch comedian who's famous for finding success stressful, was hospitalized for exhaustion over the weekend. His publicist suggested the comedian’s travel schedule was the reason for an emergency room visit Saturday. In May 2005, Chappelle caused a media uproar when he abruptly walked away from his...

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