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So...either Dave Chappelle is crazy and in Africa

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by dumy, May 12, 2005.

  1. dumy

    dumy Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 5,056 Likes Received: 0
    saw this article a couple hours ago..don't know if this is posted or not

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 2:52 a.m. ET May 12, 2005
    NEW YORK - Comedy Central star Dave Chappelle has checked himself into a mental health facility in South Africa, the magazine Entertainment Weekly reported on Wednesday.


    The comedian’s whereabouts and condition have been unknown since Comedy Central abruptly announced last week that the planned May 31 launch of the third season of “Chappelle’s Show” had been postponed and production halted.

    Chappelle flew from Newark, N.J., to South Africa on April 28 for treatment, said the magazine, quoting a source close to the show it would not identify. Entertainment Weekly said it had corroborating sources for its story.

    “We don’t know where he is,” Comedy Central spokesman Tony Fox said. “We’ve heard about South Africa. We don’t know. We haven’t talked to Dave.”

    Chappelle’s spokesman, Matt Labov, would not comment on the magazine’s story.

    “It seems like the issues he’s contending with are really quite serious,” said Dade Hayes, a senior editor at Entertainment Weekly. “It isn’t a case of him spending a weekend someplace recuperating from exhaustion.”

    The magazine’s sources say Chappelle is still in the facility, which was not named, Hayes said. Chappelle’s representatives have denied that the comedian was abusing drugs.

    Chappelle reportedly signed a $50 million deal with Comedy Central for two more seasons of his show, a payday made possible because of the explosive sales of the show’s first season DVD.

    The magazine said Chappelle had shot four to five episodes’ worth of sketches for the new season, but none of its onstage introductions.

    © 2005 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.here you go
     
  2. Tough Love

    Tough Love Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 10, 2004 Messages: 1,894 Likes Received: 2
    hmmm seems very fishy how no one commented on anything....link?
     
  3. dumy

    dumy Veteran Member

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    i've edited the post to include the link
     
  4. sarcasm

    sarcasm Elite Member

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    there's a fine line bordering between genius and insanity
     
  5. caffeine

    caffeine Member

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    All i want to know is...







    Why Africa?
     
  6. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

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    Wow. That sucks, not only as a fan of his show, but from the perspective of - damn! he's in a mental hospital! I hope he gets the help he needs, although I wouldn't doubt it if we fail to see a new Chappelle Show again.
     
  7. jakepaints

    jakepaints Junior Member

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    i saw dave in new york a few weeks ago, its very possible it was before april 28th though. so i guess its possible. he didnt seem very crazy when i saw him though. strange either way.
     
  8. shaolinmasta

    shaolinmasta Veteran Member

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    Is Chapelle a convert to muslim as well???
     
  9. ODS-1

    ODS-1 Elite Member

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    I think it's just that whiney celebrity deal. After he made all that money, he's acting like a rich person.
     
  10. !@#$%

    [email protected]#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 621
    the newsweek article about his unhinging is good.

    he blew the fuck up, got tottally overwhelmed by the expectations to come funnier next time, the pressure to perform for his network, and all the money
    dave likes his drugs and alcohol

    sometimes, people can't stand the heat
    and they have to get the fuck out totally completely away
    from the kitchen


    i'm still a fan, he's still funny as anyone ever was and i don't care if he's pullin some kurt cobain style moping.
     
  11. dumy

    dumy Veteran Member

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    yeah, but depending on how this plays out it has the potential to injure his career, I want to see what happens next
     
  12. fr8lover

    fr8lover Guest

    go figure he'd rather go to a mental health facility in south africa rather than newark. maybe he isn't that crazy.
     
  13. DETO

    DETO 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 25, 2002 Messages: 11,316 Likes Received: 138
    fuck, that sucks. something serious must be wrong with Dave. Comedy Central has been pushing back the season 3 premier since January.

    get well soon Dave.
     
  14. DETO

    DETO 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 25, 2002 Messages: 11,316 Likes Received: 138
    IF he comes back to continue his show, think he'll do a sketch about it...
     
  15. dumy

    dumy Veteran Member

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    hah
     
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