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Dave Chappelle on ending his show: “…I never quit.”

Dave Chappelle on ending his show: “…I never quit.”

written by Tiara Shae


Dave Chappelle recently spoke out about what happened with his iconic show. The show has been discontinued for almost a decade (crazy!) after abruptly ending in 2006 after 3 seasons. The hilarious comedian hasn’t lost his comedic spark! He made an appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman” Tuesday night and jokingly shared the truth behind his decision to end the ground breaking comedy show.


Chappelle jokes with Letterman stating, “Technically…I never quit. I’m 7 years late for work.” Letterman jokes back after a moment of laughter and applause, “Boy, are you gonna be in trouble when you go back.” Is this a subliminal message? Could Mr. Dave Chappelle possibly be considering a great return back into the sketch comedy world? Before we get too excited about the possibility of a new show, Dave Chappelle is gearing up for a soul-out stand-up run at Radio City Music Hall later this June.


Chappelle shares how complicated it was making the decision to refuse the offer from the network to renew his show. “It’s very hard to go through something like this because no one’s really done it before. There’s not too many people who don’t think I’m crazy,” Of course it seemed crazy at the time. Dave Chappelle was at the peak of his career, his show was wildly successful, and he just decides to let that all go.  Not only did he decided to give up on the show, he fled the country for what seemed like forever which, according to Chappelle, “I was there for two weeks,”. Dave shares that he left the country at the time of all the scrutiny because “there’s not too many good hiding places left in America.”

It is great to see such a talented comedian make his way back on to the scene. I would love to know what made him want to step back into the game after laying low for so long. Guess we shall stay tuned.

Video: David Letterman – Dave Chappelle on Quitting His Show



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