Wednesday, August 10, 2005
A Sad Sad Day Indeed
I just found out via an interview with Charlie Murphy that Dave Chappelle's show on Comedy Central is over. Part of me wants to rush over to his house (no kidding, Chappelle lives a few miles away on a farm in Yellow Springs) and plead for him to continue, but I understand why he's done with it.
His growing spirituality was conflicting with what he had been creating over the last two years. As a Muslim and a father, the brand of comedy he made went against the type of person he had matured into. If anything, his decision is honorable. It's similar to Eddie Murphy refusing to do the insane stand-up or violent movies that made him famous. He decided to never make anything he couldn't show to his kids.
Good luck Dave, and thanks for the great laughs. I will never think of Rick James or 'The Real World' the same way. No matter what, to us you'll always be Rick James, Bitch!
posted by El Capitan at 5:53 PM
Why didn't I know you were close to Yellow Springs? Hmmm, haven't been to Young's Jersey Dairy this year yet. :)
I'll miss that show too!
Yeah, that's really disappointing. I loved the Chappelle show. Chris Tucker did the same thing. Hence, why he didn't do his usual part in the 2nd Friday.8:55 PM
this all started when the REAL rick James died.
guess this is the event that makes me buy season 1 & 2 DVDs