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Dave Chappelle - Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2016 held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 28th February 2016

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Dave Chappelle - Hip-hop artist Fabolous celebrates his birthday at Drai's Beach Club at The Cromwell at Drai's Nightclub - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Friday 20th November 2015

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Dave Chappelle and Fabolous
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Dave Chappelle - RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation's Art for Life Benefit honoring Dave Chappelle, Michaela and Simon de Pury and Ava DuVernay held at Fairview Farms - Water Mill, New York, United States - Saturday 18th July 2015

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Mos Def and Dave Chappelle - Celebrities at the Chiltern Firehouse - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 15th July 2015

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Mos Def and Dave Chappelle
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Dave Chappelle - Celebrities at the Chiltern Firehouse - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 14th July 2015

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Dave Chappelle Explains Why He "Loves Television," And Opens Up About His "Self-Imposed Exile"


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Dave Chappelle's Long-awaited return to showbiz, after dropping out of sight nearly 10 years ago, his being triumphant as the comedian was recently named one of GQ's Men of the Year, along with Chris Pratt, Ansel Elgort, Steve Carrell and (a woman) Shailene Woodley.

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Chappelle has had a triumphant return to showbiz

But Chappelle isn't finished yet as he is determined to conquer the world of television once again, and revealed to the magazine's December issue his future career aspirations. "For one year, I want to do this thing where I guest-star on as many television shows as I possibly can. I love television," he admitted.

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Dave Chapelle Addresses Departure From Comedy Central: "I Never Quit"


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Dave Chapelle returned to David Letterman's 'Late Show' for the first time in ten years on Tuesday night (June 10th), and clarified a few misconceptions.

The 40 year-old was the star of his own comedy sketch program, 'Chappelle's Show,' which aired on Comedy Central.

Despite this being a success, he abruptly departed from the television network in 2006 without giving an explanation, so it was assumed he quit.

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Dave Chappelle Breaks Silence On Missing Out On $50M After Sudden 'Chappelle's Show' Ending


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So Dave Chappelle has finally addressed the ending of his hit Comedy Central show, Chappelle's Show, which came to an abrupt and unexplained ending in the mid-noughties. Well, we say that but the comedian dodged Letterman's questions regarding his sudden departure and even hinted that walking away from the project wasn't for good.

"I don't talk about it," Chappelle said on The Late Show with David Letterman. "Listen, here it is: Technically, I never quit. I'm seven years late for work."

What he did discuss was the money he reportedly lost out on: back in 2004, Chappelle was at the top of his game which translated into a $50 million contract. But by walking away from the show, Chappelle missed out on the mega paycheque.

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Hartford Mayor Tells Dave Chappelle To "Quit Whining" Following Heckling Incident


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Dave Chappelle stormed off stage during a recent performance in Hartford, Connecticut, after being subjected to a torrent of heckling and abuse from the crowd. Later in the week, the comic was on stage again in Chicago, where he went off on one against the town, calling them "young, white alcoholics." Now, the mayor of Hartford has hit back at Chappelle, telling him to "quit whining" and get on with his job.

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Chappelle has not impressed by the behaviour of his Hartford audience

"I don't want anything bad to happen to the United States," Chappelle said to his Chi-town crowd, "but if North Korea ever drops a nuclear bomb on this country, I swear to God I hope it lands in Hartford, Connecticut."

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"Dave Chappelle Should Quit Whining" Tweets Hartford's Mayor


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Dave Chappelle has not made friends in the Connecticut city of Hartford. The comedian was treated to an onslaught of heckles last week at his come-back gig and stormed off stage. The comedian performed in the Connecticut state capital on 29th August but only minutes into his performance was constantly interrupted by the crowd.

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Dave Chappelle taking a cigarette break while dining at The Ivy.

Chappelle's feelings towards the crowd were made perfectly clear when a video surfaced on YouTube. The 40-year-old, performing at another gig, described the crowd as "evil" and amid profanities, declared "I'll never go back." He then continued, evidently in a towering fury, to say "I don't want anything bad to happen to the United States, but if North Korea ever drops a nuclear bomb on this country, I swear to God I hope it lands in Hartford, Connecticut." He continued by describing the crowd as "young, white alcoholics", a comment which has not been taken kindly by many in the audiences and has been taken as a racial slur. 

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Dave Chappelle Calls Heckling Hartford Crowd, "Young, White Alcoholics"


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Nobody's quite sure what prompted Dave Chappelle to totally lose it during his show in Hartford, Connecticut, last week, but the comedian has since attacked the city and its inhabitants, suggesting that if North Korea should ever drop a nuclear bomb on the United States, he would want it to land firmly in the centre of Hartford.

If you're unfamiliar with the story, Chappelle went off at hecklers in the crowd at a Connecticut show on Thursday (August 29, 2013) and refused to perform his material.

According to TMZ.com, he sat on a stool for several minutes with his mouth shut, eventually saying: "I f**ked up when I left my show, you know why? 'Cause my show only has to be 22 minutes of television. I could've went on television, I could've read the phone book for 22 minutes and I would've got $50 million dollars."

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Dave Chappelle Plans His Return With Summer Tour With Flight Of The Conchords


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Dave Chappelle is planning one of his most major projects since he left showbiz behind in 2005, as the comic is going on tour with New Zealand's fourth best folk-comedy duo Flight Of The Conchords. This is double good news because it spells the return of Chappelle on a pretty major scale and is also great because it means that Flight of the Conchords are still making wonderful music together even after tasting such glorious solo success.

Funny or Die are organising a 13-stop tour of North America that will feature the two comedy heavy-weights as well as Kristen Schaal, Hannibal Buress and Al Madrigal for the touring Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival. The festival will feature two separate stages, one for the more prominent comedians and another that will feature street performers, vendors, psychics, freaks and all manner of other tasty treats for comedy fans. The touring festival kicks off on 23 August in Austin, Texas (full dates below).

Chappelle abruptly left behind his showbiz past in 2005 during the filming of the third season of Chappelle's Show, when the comic became overwhelmed with the pressures of fame, the success of his show and the $50 million deal he had just signed for the show. The comic has since appeared on two editions of Inside the Actors Studio and appeared live sporadically for the past eight years - usually impromptu shows - and has since been making his gradual return to the comedy circuit.

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Undercover Brother Review


Weak
The Blaxploitation films of the 1970s starred relatively unknown black actors playing new kinds of male and female superheroes that had all of the style, funk, and butt-stomping moves to tackle any foe. With the exception of the Samuel L. Jackson's remake of Shaft and Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown, very few films in this genre have emerged in the last 30 years. Undercover Brother is a throwback to those classic films, but sadly, contains too little of the fashion or the funk that made its predecessors so much fun.

The film stars Eddie Griffin as Undercover Brother, a modern day black man with a wild afro and everything a '70s man could want, including a solid gold caddy, platform shoes, and polyester bell-bottoms. Brother is recruited by the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D. organization to help overpower the evil efforts of "The Man." The Man, along with henchmen "The Feather" (Chris Kattan) and "White She-Devil" (Denise Richards) are causing havoc with race relations between blacks and whites. In "Operation Whitewash," The Man has influenced black General Boutwell (Billy Dee Williams) to not run for President, but rather to open a chain of fast food chicken restaurants.

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You've Got Mail Review


Terrible
What a complete waste of time. Honestly, I can't remember the last time I saw a movie where it caused such a painful experience. It was so bad that during the last half-hour I fell asleep. Luckily my friends were there to wake me up. Why is this happening anymore? I know people still have faith in the romantic-comedy genre but this is really ridiculous. Taking the same story and molding it a little different each time isn't fun to watch anymore.

You've Got Mail is about a woman named Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan), who's children's book store is in danger of being put out of business because of a new Barnes and Noble type book super store, owned by Joe Fox (Tom Hanks). When they meet each other they (of course) hate each other. What's the problem? They don't know that the other one is their favorite e-mail buddy. The premise is actually creative but they don't do anything with it. Hanks and Ryan have the unnecessary romances with Parker Posey and Greg Kinnear at the beginning, but the audience knows better. We know they're going to be history in about forty-five minutes. Bored yet?

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Blue Streak Review


OK

There seems to be an unwritten rule that movies starring ex-stand-up comedians must come to a grinding halt at some point for the star to have a vanity improv scene.

Every Robin Williams has such moments -- even his syrupy, sentimental pictures. Every Martin Lawrence movie does too. In "Blue Streak," the improv moment comes when Lawrence dons a nappy pigtails wig, gnarly false teeth, body padding and a velour jogging suit to pose as a hyperactive pizza delivery boy.

For that one scene, any common sense regarding the story is put on pause and Lawrence cuts loose with an epileptic booty bump dance and a lot of babbling smack, all of which is designed to produce seat-bouncing laughs (it doesn't), but has little to do with the movie.

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