Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Dave Chappelle Returns

So Chappelle is coming back for the third season of Chappelle's Show beginning on May 31st. The last season of the show marked the spawning of the catch phrase "I'm Rick James, bitch!" which has made its way into frat-boy vernacular, bumper stickers, T-Shirts and other crap you find at Spencer's. Chappelle voiced his disdain about the whole deal at a comedy gig he worked last summer. Since then, he closed a deal with Comedy Central to return for a few more seasons at a reported bankroll of $50M. When asked how come it took so long to bring back the show he cited writer's block and having to process the pressure and anxiety of coming correct with material strong enough to one-up season two. Chappelle's comedic genius of serving up witty, outrageous and side-splitting hilarious perspectives on celebrity, racism, drugs, politics and even the Superfreak himself have established a brand product and cult following of his program. DVD sales and other merch have created a buzz for the comedy network never-before-seen since the debut of South Park. Chappelle's Show arrives just in time to counter the inevitable onslaught of summer reality programming other networks will be recycling.


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