Dave Chappelle Talks Fame, Standup, 'Chappelle's Show,' and More

For 30 years - since he was a teenager - Dave Chappelle has been making people laugh.

Dave Chappelle's two new specials release tomorrow, March 21, on Netflix. During his sit-down with Gayle King of CBS This Morning, the legendary comedian highlighted his career high and lows and his real gripe with fellow amusing men Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key. I think that that was an irreconcilable moment for me. Chappelle says, "I was in this very successful place, but the emotional content of it didn't feel anything like what I imagined success should feel like".

In a preview for one of the specials, Chappelle takes a slight jab at Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key and their Comedy Central show "Key & Peele". Chappelle joined CBS This Morning host Gayle King to discuss why he left the Chappelle show and his recent return to fame. But that hasn't stopped him from missing his old baby. "Chappelle said he does miss it - sort of: "But Chappelle's Show's like breakin" up with a girl and you still like her", he said. "But in your mind you're like, "That bitch is insane. I'm not goin' back, '" Chappelle said, laughing to himself". Like, man, you know, it's like "Purple Rain" was out. "At the end of the day, it's so. you don't have that much control over it". The idea of being courageous is that, even though you're scared, you just do the right thing anyway.

"I've been all over the country, touring all my life", he said. "But I never saw anything", Dave said. Now I've seen everything.

"No. I'm a fan of this show", Chappelle replied. And I fought the network very hard so that those conventions could come to fruition.

In past stand-up appearances, Chappelle made comments about the sketch-comedy show, sarcastically asking things like "I wonder how they came up with a show that amusing". And it's like, 'Well, that's 10 minutes long. As an example, Chappelle references the legendary Clayton Bixby sketch, which he meant to be a ten-minute sketch, while the network insisted it run for only five. "These types of conventions.I fought very hard". I didn't know him that well, but the times that we hung out were fun and very memorable and often amusing.

  • Salvatore Jensen