History Creator / DaveChappelle

23rd Mar '17 6:30:40 AM Sagetsu
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* {{Deconstruction}}: His notable skill is in going through what might be seen as StockShticks, exploring their origins, highlighting the potential ridiculousness/justification behind such shticks, and subsequently come out with a meaningful statement on RealLife dynamics and social questions. [[SubvertedTrpope That is, if]] [[CrossesTheLineTwice he doesn't go off on a further tangent and take it back to hilarious]].

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* {{Deconstruction}}: His notable skill is in going through what might be seen as StockShticks, exploring their origins, highlighting the potential ridiculousness/justification behind such shticks, ideas/notions, and subsequently come out with a meaningful statement on RealLife dynamics and social questions. [[SubvertedTrpope [[SubvertedTrope That is, if]] [[CrossesTheLineTwice he doesn't go off on a further tangent and take it back to hilarious]].
23rd Mar '17 6:29:44 AM Sagetsu
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* {{Deconstruction}}: His notable skill is in going through what might be seen as StockShticks, exploring their origins, highlighting the potential ridiculousness/justification behind such shticks, and subsequently come out with a meaningful statement on RealLife dynamics and social questions. [[SubvertedTrpope That is, if]] [[CrossesTheLineTwice he doesn't go off on a further tangent and take it back to hilarious]].


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* MarsAndVenusGenderContrast: Chappelle does tend to go through the usual motions/gags involved in the dating game, sex and marriage, although he does go out of his way of further questioning these stereotypes while at the same time pointing out the origins of why men, women and other genders hold on to those anyway.
19th Feb '17 7:11:26 PM ElectroKraken
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* CreatorBreakdown: When it all became too much, he simply walked away. The rumor mill had all kinds of insane stories that he was locked up in an asylum, or had run away. In reality, he took some time off and decided it wasn't worth coming back to.
* DoingItForTheArt: He walked away from a $50 million contract because he just didn't want to do the show again, instead choosing to make infrequent stand-up appearances.



* ReclusiveArtist: There's a reason he's called "The Creator/JDSalinger of comedy".
13th Feb '17 9:44:57 AM 06tele
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Chappelle made a brief comeback in late 2016 by hosting ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', an episode which was acclaimed for being a welcome breather from the particularly nasty 2016 presidential election. Memorable moments included a collaboration with Creator/ChrisRock for an election night skit, a parody of ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' featuring Chappelle as BigBad Negan threatening his classic characters, and a "Last Call" sketch with series regular Creator/KateMcKinnon. This was followed by an intense bidding war by various networks to air new stand-up specials from Chappelle, with Netflix ultimately shelling out $60 million for the rights of two unreleased shows and a third to be produced in 2017.

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Chappelle made started a brief comeback in late 2016 by hosting ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', an episode which was acclaimed for being a welcome breather from the particularly nasty 2016 presidential election. Memorable moments included a collaboration with Creator/ChrisRock for an election night skit, a parody of ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' featuring Chappelle as BigBad Negan threatening his classic characters, and a "Last Call" sketch with series regular Creator/KateMcKinnon. This was followed by an intense bidding war by various networks to air new stand-up specials from Chappelle, with Netflix ultimately shelling out $60 million for the rights of two unreleased shows and a third to be produced in 2017.
6th Jan '17 4:22:06 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheNuttyProfessor'' (1996): Reggie

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* ''TheNuttyProfessor'' ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor'' (1996): Reggie
31st Dec '16 12:19:14 AM FreewayKnight
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Chappelle made a brief comeback in late 2016 by hosting ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', an episode which was acclaimed for being a welcome breather from the particularly nasty 2016 presidential election. Memorable moments included a collaboration with Creator/ChrisRock for an election night skit, a parody of ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' featuring Chappelle as BigBad Negan threatening his classic characters, and a "Last Call" sketch with series regular Creator/KateMcKinnon. This was followed by an intense bidding war by various networks to air new stand-up specials from Chappelle, with ''Creator/Netflix'' ultimately shelling out $60 million for the rights of two unreleased shows and a third to be produced in 2017.

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Chappelle made a brief comeback in late 2016 by hosting ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', an episode which was acclaimed for being a welcome breather from the particularly nasty 2016 presidential election. Memorable moments included a collaboration with Creator/ChrisRock for an election night skit, a parody of ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' featuring Chappelle as BigBad Negan threatening his classic characters, and a "Last Call" sketch with series regular Creator/KateMcKinnon. This was followed by an intense bidding war by various networks to air new stand-up specials from Chappelle, with ''Creator/Netflix'' Netflix ultimately shelling out $60 million for the rights of two unreleased shows and a third to be produced in 2017.
31st Dec '16 12:17:59 AM FreewayKnight
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Chappelle made a brief comeback in late 2016 by hosting ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', an episode which was acclaimed for being a welcome breather from the particularly nasty 2016 presidential election. Memorable moments included a collaboration with Creator/ChrisRock for an election night skit, a parody of ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' featuring Chappelle as BigBad Negan threatening his classic characters, and a "Last Call" sketch with series regular Creator/KateMcKinnon.

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Chappelle made a brief comeback in late 2016 by hosting ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', an episode which was acclaimed for being a welcome breather from the particularly nasty 2016 presidential election. Memorable moments included a collaboration with Creator/ChrisRock for an election night skit, a parody of ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' featuring Chappelle as BigBad Negan threatening his classic characters, and a "Last Call" sketch with series regular Creator/KateMcKinnon.
Creator/KateMcKinnon. This was followed by an intense bidding war by various networks to air new stand-up specials from Chappelle, with ''Creator/Netflix'' ultimately shelling out $60 million for the rights of two unreleased shows and a third to be produced in 2017.
20th Dec '16 10:34:21 AM Chris116
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Chappelle made a brief comeback in late 2016 by hosting ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', an episode which was acclaimed for being a welcome breather from the particularly nasty 2016 presidential election. Memorable moments included a collaboration with Creator/ChrisRock for an election night skit, a parody of ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' featuring Chappelle as BigBad Negan threatening his classic characters, and a "Last Call" sketch with series regular Creator/KateMcKinnon.
5th May '16 7:59:29 AM flipperinvader2
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7th Jul '15 2:12:19 PM stuffedninja
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->''"The hardest thing to do is to be true to yourself, especially when everybody is watching."''

'''Dave Chappelle''' was born on August 24, 1973 in Washington, D.C. His first credited role was in Creator/MelBrooks' ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'' as "Ahchoo." He was offered the chance to star as Bubba in ''Film/ForrestGump'', but he turned down the role, [[ItWillNeverCatchOn believing that the movie would flop at the box office]] (a decision he would come to regret). Chappelle wrote and starred in the classic stoner film ''Film/HalfBaked''. He is best known, however, for his sketch comedy show on Comedy Central named (appropriately) ''Series/ChappellesShow''. The show lasted from 2003 to 2006. During this time he came out with several sketches that enjoyed wide success--most famously in which Chappelle plays a disorderly Rick James, driving the phrase "I'm Rick James, bitch!" [[MemeticMutation deep into American culture]]. Chappelle received two Emmy nominations for his show.

Chapelle's career abruptly ended when he decided the fame was becoming too much and people were laughing at his jokes [[MinstrelShows for the wrong reasons]]. He took an unannounced sabbatical in South Africa and then returned home to spend time with his family. He has appeared on stand up stages, talk shows, and occasional independent projects, but he has had [[CelebrityIsOverrated no desire to reclaim the fame]] he walked away from at its height.

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* ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'' (1993): Ahchoo
* ''TheNuttyProfessor'' (1996): Reggie
* ''Film/ConAir'' (1997): Pinball
* ''Film/HalfBaked'' (1998): Thurgood
* ''Film/UndercoverBrother'' (2002): Conspiracy Brother
* ''Series/ChappellesShow'' (2003-2006)
* ''Block Party'' (2005): AsHimself

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* ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'' \'\'Film/RobinHoodMenInTights\'\' (1993): Ahchoo
* ''TheNuttyProfessor'' \'\'TheNuttyProfessor\'\' (1996): Reggie
* ''Film/ConAir'' \'\'Film/ConAir\'\' (1997): Pinball
* ''Film/HalfBaked'' \'\'Film/HalfBaked\'\' (1998): Thurgood
* ''Film/UndercoverBrother'' \'\'Film/UndercoverBrother\'\' (2002): Conspiracy Brother
* ''Series/ChappellesShow'' \'\'Series/ChappellesShow\'\' (2003-2006)
* ''Block Party'' \'\'Block Party\'\' (2005): AsHimself



* CreatorBreakdown: When it all became too much, he simply walked away. The rumor mill had all kinds of insane stories that he was locked up in an asylum, or had run away. In reality, he took some time off and decided it wasn't worth coming back to.
* DoingItForTheArt: He walked away from a $50 million contract because he just didn't want to do the show again, instead choosing to make infrequent stand-up appearances.

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* CreatorBreakdown: When it all became too much, he simply walked away. The rumor mill had all kinds of insane stories that he was locked up in an asylum, or had run away. In reality, he took some time off and decided it wasn't wasn\'t worth coming back to.
* DoingItForTheArt: He walked away from a $50 million contract because he just didn't didn\'t want to do the show again, instead choosing to make infrequent stand-up appearances.



* ReclusiveArtist: There's a reason he's called "The Creator/JDSalinger of comedy".
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: Many of his most famous sketches included punctuated curses: "I'm Rick James, Bitch!" "[[Creator/SamuelLJackson Sam Jackson's]] beer! It'll get you drunk! Mmm mmm, bitch!"
* UncleTomfoolery: One of the reasons he decided to end his show was because people were starting to see his characters this way. Instead of making fun of the stereotypes and showing how ridiculous they were, people were laughing ''at'' the stereotype.
* WhiteLikeMe: One of his recurring bits was to dress or talk as an "average white man" to play on white stereotypes.

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* ReclusiveArtist: There's There\'s a reason he's he\'s called "The \"The Creator/JDSalinger of comedy".
comedy\".
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: Many of his most famous sketches included punctuated curses: "I'm \"I\'m Rick James, Bitch!" "[[Creator/SamuelLJackson Bitch!\" \"[[Creator/SamuelLJackson Sam Jackson's]] Jackson\'s]] beer! It'll It\'ll get you drunk! Mmm mmm, bitch!"
bitch!\"
* UncleTomfoolery: One of the reasons he decided to end his show was because people were starting to see his characters this way. Instead of making fun of the stereotypes and showing how ridiculous they were, people were laughing ''at'' \'\'at\'\' the stereotype.
* WhiteLikeMe: One of his recurring bits was to dress or talk as an "average \"average white man" man\" to play on white stereotypes.
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