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Posted Friday 1/18/19 at 7:23AM EST
Dave Chappelle confirms R. Kelly wanted to fight him after Chappelle's Show sketch
During a standup set Wednesday, Chappelle discussed the fallout with R. Kelly from his "Piss On You" sketch that fellow Chappelle's Show co-creator Neal Brennan discussed earlier in the week. "We was in Chicago at a Common show and his goons bust in my room," Chappelle said. "I don't know if they was his goons but they sure did like him. 'He said, "How are you gonna do the video of me peeing on (girls) like that?"' … and I said, ‘How you gonna do the video?'"
Posted Thursday 1/17/19 at 1:18PM EST
R. Kelly was very close to fighting Dave Chappelle over Chappelle's Show's "Piss On You" music video
"R. Kelly wanted to fight Dave,” Chappelle's Show co-creator Neal Brennan recently said on The Breakfast Club radio show. “Literally, his goons stepped to Dave in Chicago and Dave’s goons intervened. The goons negotiated.” Asked about recent criticism, in the wake of Surviving R. Kelly, that the R. Kelly sketch served to normalize his behavior, Brennan responded: “I don’t think people understand what comedy is supposed to do,” he said. “We will observe things, we will make fun of things. Did people want us to round up a posse and go arrest R. Kelly? Like, what were we supposed to do?”
Posted Monday 1/07/19 at 6:19AM EST
How Chappelle's Show and The Boondocks used comedy to let R. Kelly off the hook
Source: The New York Times
Using laughter, both shows helped to minimize the child and sexual abuse allegations that have been detailed in Surviving R. Kelly. "Two cultural touchstones that helped shape the public’s perception of the Kelly accusations are only mentioned in passing in Surviving R. Kelly. But '(I Wanna) Pee on You,' a 2003 sketch from Chappelle’s Show, and a 2005 episode of the animated series The Boondocks titled 'The Trial of R. Kelly,' embody many of the points made in the documentary," says Aisha Harris. "Revisiting them in light of Surviving R. Kelly demonstrates how, for years, those who laughed at Kelly were able to ignore the charges against him. It also emphasizes how much the cultural climate has shifted in the era of #MuteRKelly protests, and how much it has stayed the same." Harris adds: "It’s hard to argue with this point — even now some have found humor in Surviving R. Kelly, roasting him for his rumored inability to read or write. Looking back on Chappelle’s Show and Boondocks, it’s clear that there was more than one way to let Kelly off the hook, and comedy was one of them. Even if I was never defending Kelly, I was still laughing at him, and effectively ignoring his alleged transgressions." ALSO: R. Kelly reportedly didn't watch Surviving R. Kelly, but plans to sue anyway.
Posted Thursday 12/21/17 at 5:41PM EST
Comedy Central will celebrate New Year’s Day with a Chappelle’s Show marathon
All 28 episodes of the beloved comedy series will air on New Year’s Day, starting at 9:00 a.m.
Posted Wednesday 12/20/17 at 10:03PM EST
Read a list of holiday TV marathons
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Comedy Central has a That ’70s Show marathon every day through Friday. ALSO: Here are 13 holiday specials that are currently available for streaming.
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Posted Tuesday 11/21/17 at 12:35PM EST
Fox developing a weekly late night talk show hosted by Chappelle’s Show co-creator Neal Brennan
Brennan, the comedian who created Chappelle’s Show with Dave Chappelle, will host, write, direct and executive produce the potential series, a “topical political and cultural talk show with sketches and man on the street segments.”
Posted Monday 11/06/17 at 10:48PM EST
Chappelle’s Show co-creator recalls helping Dave Chappelle come up with the "Election Night" sketch for the first post-election SNL episode
Source: Vanity Fair
Neal Brennan, who created Chappelle’s Show with Chappelle, says it was his dumbfounded reaction to the news of Trump’s victory that inspired the viral “Election Night” sketch featuring Chappelle and Chris Rock.