Sunday, February 05, 2006

Dave Chappelle


I wasn't going to post anything about the Dave Chappelle interview with Oprah. However, after reading different posts about it, I had to bring up this story that I found. I'm not sure if someone sent it to me or I found it on my own. Just interesting reading cuz that interview was a little weird to me. Just weird. Take a look at this and let me know what you think.

The Chappelle Theory

10 comments:

Brown Braided Woman said...

I read this a while ago, and yes what is "a black man without his paranoia" and I will add his/her mental madness that I believe we are entititled to. I agree with you and Fred that Dave was certainly cagey, and seemed uncomfortable at moments too.

I think fame is a mutha, money too. I still think his confession of "indulging his inner coon" resonates most with me and also fits into the theory.

As writers (bloggers) we take responsibility for what we post and a comedian I would think might want to do the same. Hearing the "laughter that felt uncomfortable" might make you want to step back. Comedians are some of the brightest people, Chappelle gets the social impact of his humor and seemed to want some atonement for it.

There was also the thing of not being able to trust the people around you ...

I don't doubt the theory. Thanks for finding it.

I have a love - thang for the funny guys (and girls). I'm glad to see Chappelle back and I wish him health and happiness.

Terrence said...
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Terrence said...

The theory seems manufactured to me. I'm not going to go into a long drawn reason why except to say that Oprah, Cosby, Jackson, Farrakhan etc. have bigger fish to fry than Dave Chappelle.

I trust that Dave came to terms with the risks he was taking with his sketches on his own. As I had suggested in commentary on my blog, Chappelle's brand of humor was dangerous. On Oprah, he spoke exactly what I think and that is people watch TV subjectively and therein lies the danger.

I am glad that a white man laughed as hard as he did in Chappelle's presence. Sometimes, it takes something dramatic to give us an ephiphany.

I am also glad Dave did some introspection. Overall, I have a new found respect Chappelle although I hadn't lost complete respect for him.

Clay said...

yeah, i heard about that theory awhile ago and i think it was just something an internet geek made up.

Trent Jackson said...

Dave Chappelle will do a third season...all theorys are based on SOME truth, some factual event...

Terrence said...

Yeah, but just how much of this theory (or notion) is truth and fact?

Overall, I believe very little. It seems sort of politically motivated too.

D-Place said...

I think it's mostly false too...however, as the saying goes...there is SOME truth to all rumors.

ProfessorGQ said...

I watched the show, and I'm thinking that Oprah has been bullying him to get on the show to play nice with her because I heard that she is one of a group of black entertainers who has been trying to scare him out of his show.

Shawn said...

That was a very entertaining read.

I would hope 'the dark crusaders' would focus their attention on greater social issues like the war.

If accounts are true, Bob Johnson got some nerve joining forces with the moral police. That's a joke

Anonymous said...

When you are unconscious enough to sell your soul it is hard to get it back when you need it. The brother needed to find himself long before he quit.

In the words of Sammy Davis Jr. "I found through all of this I was just seen as a Nigger with money..."