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Dave Chappelle Explains Why He Ended 'Chappelle's Show'

Dave Chappelle Explains Why He Ended 'Chappelle's Show'

Dave Chappelle just gave an in-depth interview to CBS This Morning‘s Gayle King and he opens up about why he left Chappelle’s Show many years ago.

The 43-year-old comedian, who is premiering a three-part stand-up comedy special on Netflix this week, walked away from the Comedy Central series at the height of its success.

“I was talkin’ to a guy… he basically said to me that comedy is a reconciliation of paradox,” Chappelle said. “And I think that that was a irreconcilable moment for me. That I was in this very successful place, but the emotional content of it didn’t feel anything like what I imagined success should feel like. It just didn’t feel right.”

“But Chappelle’s Show’s like breakin’ up with a girl and you still like her. But in your mind you’re like, ‘That b**** is crazy. I’m not goin’ back,’” he added.

Click inside to read what Dave Chappelle said about being uncomfortable with fame…

Dave also opened up about being uncomfortable with the fame back in 2005 when he walked away from the show.

“I found an altitude I was comfortable with. I found a way that – to do what I liked to do and avoid some of the parts of it that I was uncomfortable with,” he said.

When Gayle asked what he was uncomfortable with he said, “Well, I mean, if you look at me, right, physically – now, I’m, like, 40 pounds heavier than I was when I did Chappelle’s Show. And people are like, ‘How did you gain all that weight?’ By resting and eatin’ and payin’ attention to myself. I have actual relationships with my kids. I’ve been all over the country, touring all my life. But I never saw anything. Now I’ve seen everything. I could talk to people or I could – I had time to stop if someone said they liked me. It wasn’t like I brushed past ‘em like, ‘I don’t want to hear it.’ I had time to stop like, ‘You do?’ You know what I mean? It’s like – it was just, like, the way that I engaged the world was different.”

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