Dave Chappelle Talks Fame, Money And Feeling "Hurt" Behind Key & Peele

Brunilde Fioravanti
Marzo 21, 2017

The interview was interspersed with clips of Chappelle's Show and shots of the two strolling through his OH hometown.

Dave Chappelle is a comedy legend, which is something millions of people already know.

In an interview with Gayle King on "CBS This Morning" on Monday, the comedian opened up about his issue with the show. That 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. "It just didn't feel right", he said. So in 2004 I walked away from $50 million dollars and in November I made a deal for $60 million.

Dave Chappelle fans will be treated to the comedy giant's first stand-up specials in over a decade. But that hasn't stopped him from missing his old baby. "If you look at me, physically, now, I'm like 40 pounds heavier than when I did Chappelle's Show", he said. But in your mind you're like, "That b**** is insane. I'm not goin' back, '" Chappelle said, laughing to himself. "Fame is a horrifying concept when it's aimed at you, you know?" he said. At the end of the day ... you don't have that much control over it. "It wasn't like I brushed past them like 'I don't want to hear it, ' I had time to stop like 'You do?' It was just like the way that I engaged with the world was different". When I did Chappelle's Show, there were certain conventions of the show that the network resisted. I've been all over the country touring all my life, but I never saw anything. Now I've seen everything.

When King asked about doing anything differently, Chappelle responded, "That's a tough question to answer". What does he really feel about Key and Peele, who became the comedians shortly after his show's wrap?

But, even through hurt feelings and faint acknowledgement, Chappelle is a fan of the show. "He basically said to me that comedy is a reconciliation of paradox", Chappelle told King.

The first Prince-themed episode of "Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories" premiered on legendary comedy show Chappelle's Show on February 18, 2004, and saw Dave dressed in full Prince regalia as comedian (and brother of Eddie Murphy) Charlie Murphy recounted the freaky tale of partying and basketball that would soon become one of the most memorable comedy sketches of all time. 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".

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