Chappelle’s Show was easily one of the biggest comedy sensations of the early 2000s. The brainchild of comedian pals Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan, the sketch show skewered issues of race, politics and culture in hilarious (often controversial) ways. After two highly-rated seasons on Comedy Central, Chappelle’s Show (and the man it’s named after) hit the proverbial wall, in what remains one of the messiest and most perplexing public meltdowns in TV.
When Sal Ripolof followed up with a question about what Chappelle has planned next, he ended up getting the answer of the year:
"Well, Neal [Brennan] and I are currently talking to Comedy Central about another season of ‘Chappelle’s Show.’ ‘Breaking News!’ I know. But we’ve kind of patched things up between us and the network and we think we have a good idea of where to take things and how to handle all that. So it’s happening."