Dave Chappelle Opens Up About Leaving “The Chappelle Show”

It’s been seven years since Dave Chappelle walked away from a $50 million contract, for his show “The Chappelle Show,” that elevated his comedic stature. Chappelle fled to Africa where he stayed reclusive for 2 weeks. Chappelle rarely talks about his decision to abandon ship, but opened up last night to David Lettermen about his choice to walk away from Comedy Central.

“Technically, I never quit. I’m seven years late for work,” Chappelle joked. “There’s not too many people that don’t think I’m crazy,” he added. In between Chappelle’s cryptic statements, he dropped this powerful gem, “Money is the fuel for choices. Money gives me choices […] There are other things in my life that I do not purchase with money that are very valuable.”

Chappelle has since returned to the comedy game and is set to embark on a short Radio City Music Hall stand-up tour that will feature appearances by with the Roots, Janelle Monáe, Erykah Badu, Busta Rhymes, and DJ Premier. Chappelle, Kevin Hart and Katt Williams recently made an appearance at the Laff Mobb On Sunset.

It’s safe to say, he’s back!

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