i'm rich enough already, beeaatch!
R.I.P. Chappelle's Show
While it's not an "official" announcement, it looks like Dave Chappelle will be closing up shop for good on his wildly successful Comedy Central sketch comedy/music show. The AP reports on an interview TV Guide did with Chappelle's Show castmember (& Hollywood storyteller) Charlie Murphy:
Chappelle's Show is over, man. Done.
It took me a long time to be able to say those words, but I can say it pretty easy now, because it's the truth [...] I'm disappointed it ended the way it did, but I'm not angry with anybody.
Now I can go out and do stand-up. I'm getting movie offers. It's off the hook. Me getting to the next level or whatever's going to happen is going to come from the next things I do, but Chappelle's Show served its purpose and I'll always be grateful.
(heads up via the Huffington Post)
I guess we'll always have the DVD's. Perhaps someday the unaired-yet-finished season three material will see the light of day...probably on DVD.
If you haven't been following this story & you're wondering how it came to this, catch up on the saga over at Wikipedia. I wonder what really happened to Dave on that mysterious voyage to Africa. Theories, folks - I want 'em.
No music today out of respect for the dead. Express your grief on the Chappelle's Show soundboard. After all, it's a celebration bitches.
ETA: As if it wasn't frustrating enough that The Arcade Fire & M.I.A. are playing Mpls on the same freakin nite in September, but 10/22 brings the New Pornographers, American Analog Set & now Metric to town, all touring in support of new albums. I mention this only because I need to vent my fury. I'm leaning toward AmAnSet @ Varsity, but it's like Sophie's Choice.
Okay, maybe not. But having to pick is still maddening, albeit fortunate.