The NZA Posted May 13, 2005 Share Posted May 13, 2005 Yeah, all the "Rick James" and a host of other great skits come from here, but i dont think we have a thread for it...came to mind cause of this story from SOHH.com, one possible explanation on the delay of this season... Dave Chappelle Checks Into South African Mental Hospital Thursday - May 12, 2005 by Elle Castro Barely a week after Comedy Central stopped production on "Chappelle's Show's" third season, comedian Dave Chappelle has checked himself into a psychiatric institution in South Africa. Sources close to the comedian told Entertainment Weekly that Chappelle flew from Newark, New Jersey to South Africa and voluntarily checked himself into the mental institution on April 28. Presently, there's no word on Chappelle's condition or how long he will remain at the facility. According to E!, sources have confirmed that the comedian did not show up to work for several days.The show had been pushed back from its original launch date in February to May. Now due to his recent absence, "Chappelle's Show" will not be able to launch its third season on May 31st. Production for future shows have been stopped indefinitely. Comedy Central network spokesman, Tony Fox comments, "All parties are optimistic that production will resume in the near future." Chappelle's sudden action to check himself into a mental health facility has colleagues and acquaintances confused. No one is sure of the future of the show and the nature of Chappelle's illness. However sources have reported to Entertainment Weekly that Chappelle did not indulge in the abuse of drugs. Some say that Dave may have felt pressured by the network which signed him to a $50 million dollar contract last summer. Although a sources claim that Chappelle finished nearly five episodes for the new season, he has not taped the version with the audience plugged in. To hold off rabid "Chapelle Show" fans a little longer, Comedy Central and Paramount are going to release the second-season DVD collection on May 24th. Here's to hopin all's well. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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