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Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture.
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Top Rated TV #76 | Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Dave Chappelle ...  Various / ... 33 episodes, 2003-2006
Donnell Rawlings ...  Announcer / ... 22 episodes, 2003-2006
Rudy Rush ...  Announcer / ... 15 episodes, 2003-2004
Charlie Murphy ...  Himself / ... 14 episodes, 2003-2006
Neal Brennan ...  Himself / ... 15 episodes, 2003-2006
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Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture.

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Taglines:

A new brand of comedy. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Comedy Central

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chappelle's Show: The Lost Episodes See more »

Filming Locations:

Hoboken, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Trivia

After returning from his spiritual trip to Africa, Dave Chappelle has since expressed distaste for the show, as well as losing his partnership with writer Neal Brennan. See more »

Goofs

In the third "When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong" skit, Brenda's last name changes from Johnston to Rounds. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Murphy: Things like escalated to the point where, you know, my man got too familiar and I ended up having to whip his ass man, you know, cause you know, he would step across the line. Habitually. He's a habitual line stepper.
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Crazy Credits

Starring: Dave Chappelle (obviously) See more »

Alternate Versions

Club skit of the "Life in Slow motion" sketch, which was shown in second season, features a different music on DVD, as well as on syndication; probably due to legal issues. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Pretty Cool Too (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Hip-Hop
Written & Performed by Dead Prez
Courtesy of Loud Records/LLC
(Chappelle's intro music)
(uncredited)
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3 June 2005 | by radonnerSee all my reviews

I just reviewed the two season DVDs, in anticipation of the third season (alas postponed), and I have concluded that this is the funniest show on TV in a long time. Yes it's a little too edgy and risqué for some people, but those aren't the people who I give a >bleep!< about anyway.

It's not just Dave who does it all; he has a great cast around him (Ashy Larry may be one of my favorites), gets major names to drop in (Anthony Anderson, Mos Def, Wyclef Jean) and to stay (Charlie Murphy), and his longer-serving characters are no less valid than the fresh ones (Tyrone the crack addict).

It is not for the uptight; it is not for the close-minded. What he pokes fun at is stereotypes, and that's a taboo for many people today. The barriers that political correctness attempted to break down over the last 15 years is exposed by Chappelle in 24 episodes, showing the truth behind the masks that we all wear. Those of us strong enough to handle it find him refreshing and downright hilarious. Those who don't will face the consequences as they manifest themselves in myriad other, humorless ways.


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