History Creator / DaveChappelle

6th Sep '17 1:29:29 PM SeptimusHeap
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* ''{{HBO}} Comedy Half Hour'' (1998)

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* ''{{HBO}} ''Creator/{{HBO}} Comedy Half Hour'' (1998)
18th Aug '17 5:44:08 PM dlchen145
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'''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.

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'''Dave Chappelle''' '''David Khari Webber Chapelle''' 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.
9th May '17 12:19:48 AM saltin
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* AffectionateParody: His typical "white man" accent is proper, lilted, and oftentimes affable in the face of whatever pretentiousness or faux pas said character will soon be involved with.


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* BrokenPedestal: Subverted in regards to BillCosby as seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdJJRPf1x_U here]].


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* CynicismCatalyst: ''The Age of Spin'' has him talk about how his generation was raised on progressive television shows such as the CareBears that taught them that positive emotions, understanding, and acceptance alone could win the day only to be despondent when they found out that wasn't the case. However, while he was disappointed that while it was impossible for him "to shoot love out of his chest" like a Care Bear, he has since then "shot love ONTO somebody's chest."


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* DrugsAreBad: He smokes weed, but a lot of his stories involving it have him imperiled because of his usage such as his infamous two-night show in Detroit.
* DudeShesLikeInAComa: Played with. Dave talks about "The Mercy Jerk" in one of his specials, wherein instead of badgering their wives for some late-night sex, husbands will quietly go to the bathroom to masturbate if their spouses look too tired or don't seem to be in the mood. However, he doesn't see anything wrong with jacking it to his wife's toes if she forgot to wear socks to bed because in his opinion, "you can't rape feet."
* InsultBackfire: He recounts his wife calling him "a pussy" in front of company and then turning it around by admitting that he is "a pussy" in the sense that he's "soft and warm and persuasive" like "a pussy" and that if she doesn't take care of him, then he'll start to stink "like (her) pussy."
* KarmaHoudini: While driving home with a friend, they were pulled over with his pal being arrested for refusing to take a breathalyzer test. Not wanting to waste time in the police station just so he could be transported to where he wanted to go hours later, Dave decided to do the breathalyzer test himself (a feat the officer at hand thought ill-adviced since his friend claimed to be his designated driver) to prove he was stable enough to drive home...and passed. Not because he was sober, but because the device was meant to detect alcohol, not marijuana.


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* ManlyGay: He was once accused of attacking the "masculinity" of homosexual men with his gags. He points out that "fucking another guy in the ass" is "the most gangster shit" he's ever heard about.


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* MisaimedFandom: He partly defends Manny Pacquiao's views on the LGBT community, not necessarily because they're right, but because he finds it incredulous that after America "bombed the masculinity" out of much of Asia, that homosexuals and transgenders would consider an anomaly of outright Filipino machismo as "(their) champ."


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* NeverLiveItDown: Every night, whenever she goes to bed earlier than him, his wife tells Dave not to eat the lunches she packed for their kids because of how he used to take big bites out of them to cure his munchies while everyone else in the house was asleep, culminating in his son punching one of his schoolmates in the face because he wrongly believed she was the one eating his meals behind his back.
* StopBeingStereotypical: In ''Killing Them Softly'' he was taken aback when a waiter automatically assumed he would order the friend chicken in a restaurant just because of his ethnicity. He entered a brief HeroicBSOD as he considered that perhaps instead of eating chicken because it was delicious, he ate it because he was genetically predisposed to enjoy it...right before eating the chicken anyway.
7th Apr '17 7:02:43 AM saltin
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* ADateWithRosiePalms: Examined in excruciating detail during the closing minutes of ''Deep in the Heart of Texas'' where Dave discusses how he must gauge the quality and length of his potential masturbation sessions by estimating how long his family will be out of the house. Then, following the requisite shame of the aftermath, depending on how messy the result is, he may sometimes have the family dog come in to lap up the evidence.


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* SympathyForTheDevil: For O.J. Simpson, who Dave believes to be guilty, but nonetheless admires for his athletic feats. During his second and third encounters with him anyway.
29th Mar '17 12:11:35 AM Sagetsu
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* ''{{HBO}} Comedy Half Hour'' (1998)
* ''Killing Them Softly'' (2000; comedy special)


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* ''For What It's Worth'' (2004; comedy special)
27th Mar '17 1:23:30 PM Narsil
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* BrickJoke: In ''The Age of Spin''. [[BlackComedyRape He rapes, but he saves!]]

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* BrickJoke: In ''The Age of Spin''. [[BlackComedyRape He "He rapes, but he saves!]]saves!"]]
27th Mar '17 1:19:28 PM Narsil
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* Netflix specials: ''The Age of Spin'' (2016), ''Deep in the Heart of Texas'' (2016), and an unnamed 2017 special (stand-up)


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* BrickJoke: In ''The Age of Spin''. [[BlackComedyRape He rapes, but he saves!]]
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".
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