|Comedian Dave Chappelle takes his street-smart comedy to a whole new level in his provocative sketch comedy series, "Chappelle's Show."
"Chappelle's Show" takes Chappelle's own personal joke book and brings it to life, with episodes consisting of sketches, man-on-the-street pieces and pop culture parodies introduced by Dave in a stand-up format in front of a studio audience. Chappelle's unique point-of-view on the world provides a hilarious, defiant and sometimes dangerous look at American culture, including music, movies, television, advertising, current events and everyday life situations. The series, co-created and co-written by Neal Brennan (who previously collaborated with Chappelle on the classic comedy, "Half Baked"), also features top musical guests, mostly hip-hop and R&B artists, performing at innovative locations such as rooftops, parks and piers.
The series features Chappelle in such outrageous bits as: the "Frontline" report on Clayton Bigsby, a blind, white supremacist who, unbeknownst to him, is black; "Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories," featuring Dave as Rick James and Prince; "The Racial Draft," where the races fight for "ownership" of such mixed-race figures as Tiger Woods, Halle Berry and the Wu-Tang Clan; "The Mad Real World," which imagines what it would be like if "The Real World" featured an all-black cast with a token white guy; and "Niggar Family," a fictional "Leave it to Beaver"-esque 1950's sitcom about a white family whose last name just happens to be "Niggar."
"Chappelle's Show" also features appearances by several hip-hop and R&B artists, including Outkast's Big Boi, Snoop Dogg, Wyclef Jean, Kayne West, Mos Def, DMX, Ludacris, Erykah Badu, John Mayer, Quest Love, Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe, The Roots, Wu-Tang Klan, Talib Kweli, GZA, Killer Mike and Slum Village.