Dave Chappelle: "I Never Quit Chappelle's Show" (VIDEO)

By Jen Trolio

Jun 11, 2014

On Tuesday night, Dave Chappelle visited Late Show with David Letterman to promote a series of standup gigs he's doing at Radio City Music Hall next week, and the comedian's ensuing chat with Letterman marked his first late-night television appearance since he dropped by Late Night with Conan O'Brien in 2008 (as well as his first appearance on the Late Show in a decade). 

As you may expect, the topic of Chappelle's 2005 exit from his extremely popular Comedy Central series Chappelle's Show came up. There were plenty of highlights; the two Daves calmly discussed why Chappelle left and whether he regrets the decision (among other things), with Chappelle pointing out that "technically, I never quit—I'm seven years late for work."

Check out the edited version of the interview below to see all the best Chappelle's Show-related bits, or the full 14-minute conversation below that to hear Chappelle weigh in on fatherhood, performing standup, what it means to have money, and more. If you've got the time, I highly recommend settling in for the extended chat—the guy's got some really intelligent and even inspiring things to say. 



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  • ted2332 Jun 12, 2014

    That show was hilarious.
    The Wayne Brady gangster sketch is one of the funniest things ever done on TV IMO.

  • fweak Jun 12, 2014

    Seems like being such a well-known celebrity took it's toll on Dave. I'm very glad to see him back and with such a good view of it all.
    Can we get a Half Baked 2 now, please?