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Dave Chappelle Fan Reviews (13)

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  • We Will Miss You Dave

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    Dave Chappelle is one of the funniest working comedians. His style in his stand-up is sometimes topical, but mostly he ruses on a lot of different topics, like race, pot, women/relationships, celebrities, etc. This sort of mold then went into his television show, which he co-created and co-wrote with Neal Brennan. I knew from the first episode that this would be a good series, because quite frankly it was a true knockout (it's climax was the Klu-Klux Klan skit, where Chappelle played Clayton Bigsby, a blind white supremacist). One of the treats of the show though was watching him make fun of celebrities, especially the more eccentric, popular, and deranged ones. The 'Rick James' bit is now almost over-praised at this point (although there is still much about it that's laugh-out-loud funny), but also his imitations of P. Diddy, Lil' John, Tiger Woods, OJ Simpson, are perfectly tuned to get the laughs at the most random and absurd points. The sketches on rappers and relationships also are knockouts (like the Trading Spouses sketch or the Wu Tang cameos). While it is hit or miss with the musical acts he brings on towards the end, the satire makes up for it. There's even one or two sketches with Half Baked homages. So it's a very ideal purchase to get either season 1 or 2 (especially because its uncensored, and from his stand-up I've learned its twice the laughs), or to just tune in the several times a week Comedy Central plays the episodes. One can hope that if Chappelle doesn't return to the show at all, he'll come back with something that can be as entertaining and hilarious as this was.
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