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Chappelle reportedly checks into facility NEW YORK - Comedy Central star Dave Chappelle has checked himself into a mental health facility in South Africa, the magazine Entertainment Weekly reported on Wednesday. The comedian's whereabouts and condition have been unknown since Comedy Central abruptly announced last week that the planned May 31 launch of the third season of "Chappelle's Show" had been postponed and production halted. Chappelle flew from Newark, N.J., to South Africa on April 28 for treatment, said the magazine, quoting a source close to the show it would not identify. Entertainment Weekly said it had corroborating sources for its story. "We don't know where he is," Comedy Central spokesman Tony Fox said. "We've heard about South Africa. We don't know. We haven't talked to Dave." Chappelle's spokesman, Matt Labov, would not comment on the magazine's story. "It seems like the issues he's contending with are really quite serious," said Dade Hayes, a senior editor at Entertainment Weekly. "It isn't a case of him spending a weekend someplace recuperating from exhaustion." The magazine's sources say Chappelle is still in the facility, which was not named, Hayes said. Chappelle's representatives have denied that the comedian was abusing drugs. Chappelle reportedly signed a $50 million deal with Comedy Central for two more seasons of his show, a payday made possible because of the explosive sales of the show's first season DVD. The magazine said Chappelle had shot four to five episodes' worth of sketches for the new season, but none of its onstage introductions.
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cue: bowie and mercury, "Pressure"...
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Too many people saying, "I'm Rick James, b****."
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Too many people saying, "I'm Rick James, b****."
Yeah. What _did_ the five fingers say to the face?
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(RJMan)What _did_ the five fingers say to the face?
Please tell me. Got time to do a haiku?
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Too many people saying, "I'm Rick James, b****."
I took a class about television comedy, and my professor, who is writing a book on black stand up comics specifically, saw Chappelle a few times last year for research. She said that he actually cut his stand up performance short at a couple of venues because of too many people in the audience yelling "I'm Rick James, bitch." and the Lil' Jon stuff, "YEEAAAH," and "OKAAAAAY.". He's said that that stuff is his television stuff and he wants people to come to his stand up shows expecting just stand up.
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He's not the only one tired of hearing that tired old crap. E
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(mmathew @ May 13 2005,07:15) Too many people saying, "I'm Rick James, b****."
I took a class about television comedy, and my professor, who is writing a book on black stand up comics specifically, saw Chappelle a few times last year for research.  She said that he actually cut his stand up performance short at a couple of venues because of too many people in the audience yelling "I'm Rick James, bitch." and the Lil' Jon stuff, "YEEAAAH," and "OKAAAAAY.".  He's said that that stuff is his television stuff and he wants people to come to his stand up shows expecting just stand up.
I saw him live twice before the whole Rick James skit. His stand-up is excellent. I hate that this has happened to him.
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He's not the only one tired of hearing that tired old crap. E
You and Brian SD both. Brown is for FARMER. Jon.
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Looks to me like Dave has been drinking too much Cambodian breast milk. Jon.
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(Mike @ May 13 2005,11:18)
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Originally Posted by mmathew,May 13 2005,07:15
Too many people saying, "I'm Rick James, b****."
I took a class about television comedy, and my professor, who is writing a book on black stand up comics specifically, saw Chappelle a few times last year for research.  She said that he actually cut his stand up performance short at a couple of venues because of too many people in the audience yelling "I'm Rick James, bitch." and the Lil' Jon stuff, "YEEAAAH," and "OKAAAAAY.".  He's said that that stuff is his television stuff and he wants people to come to his stand up shows expecting just stand up.
I saw him live twice before the whole Rick James skit.  His stand-up is excellent.  I hate that this has happened to him.
I heard a CD version of "Killing em Softly" a year or so before his show came out and I remember thinking it was one of the best stand up routines I had heard in a long time, though most everything these days is a rehash of Eddie Murphy "Raw", and that includes Chappelle. But like you said, his stand up is great. Eric
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Does Wayne Brady have to choke a b***h?
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Does Wayne Brady have to choke a b***h?
LOL. Actually, CC should get Wayne Brady to host...that would be funny. Jon.
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(RJMan @ May 13 2005,13:16) Does Wayne Brady have to choke a b***h?
LOL. Actually, CC should get Wayne Brady to host...that would be funny. Jon.
Haha. Thats my favorite skit/episode they have done, it would be pretty funny if they actually did it. They should include a skit on "Crazy Dave Chapelle in Africa" Eric
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Originally Posted by RJMan,May 13 2005,13:16
Does Wayne Brady have to choke a b***h?
LOL. Actually, CC should get Wayne Brady to host...that would be funny. Jon.
Haha. Thats my favorite skit/episode they have done, it would be pretty funny if they actually did it. They should include a skit on "Crazy Dave Chapelle in Africa" Eric
Heh. Jon.
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