December 6, 2005 |
Dave Chappelle is back on Comedy Central -- well, kind of. The popular comedian, who last spring walked off his show just weeks before its season premiere, will be on view in four episodes' worth of sketches he filmed before his startling exit, the network announced Monday. The four half-hours of "Chappelle's Show" will premiere in weekly airings in April, May or June, the network said.
August 4, 2005 |
Time to face the facts: Dave Chappelle's hit Comedy Central series isn't coming back, says one of its stars. " 'Chappelle's Show' is over, man. Done," comic Charlie Murphy told TV Guide. "It took me a long time to be able to say those words, but I can say it pretty easy now, because it's the truth." Chappelle's sudden "spiritual retreat" to South Africa on the eve of his show's third season has left the series in limbo since May.
May 14, 2005 |
Late last month, comic Dave Chappelle called his bosses at the Viacom Inc.-owned cable network Comedy Central with some distressing news. He had suddenly decided to quit "Chappelle's Show," the enormously popular sketch series that has made him a $50-million star and a household name among young fans of his outrageous spoofs and impersonations. The reasons were murky, and network President Doug Herzog stayed on the line for a long time, working hard to turn his star around.