‘Chappelle’s Show’ Season 4 Confirmed; Original Cast Returning

Published 1 year ago by , Updated April 2nd, 2013 at 8:45 am,

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UPDATE: APRIL FOOLS!!!! – Sorry for Any Stress We Caused!

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.

The aftermath of that disintegration ($50 million left on the table, Dave Chappelle fleeing to Africa), had the public holding out hope that Chappelle’s Show could one day return… only to see those same hopes shrink year after year. Well, today is a day that faith is rewarded: Chappelle’s Show is coming back to TV in 2014, with its original cast and crew in tow.

TMZ was the first outlet to break the news of Chappelle’s Show‘s return. The site ran a video from amateur paparazzo “Sal Ripolof,” who caught Chappelle outside of a San Francisco nightclub on Friday night, where the comedian had been doing a standup set (one of many in recent weeks).

When asked how it has been doing comedy again, Chappelle was surprisingly candid, stating:

Great, man, great. Stand-up has always been my first love, you know? Doing sets like this, with crowds like this, it’s really brought me… back to center. I feel like I’m in a good, funny place right now.

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.

He then added (after a cigarette puff):

Africa was nice, man, but I think everybody is ready to start getting this money again. Plus, there’s a black president now – how could I not come back?” (Smiles)

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Chappelle’s somewhat cavalier words actually provide a great deal of insight. He and Chappelle’s Show co-creator Neal Brennan had a very public falling out when things fell apart in spring of 2005; Dave fled to Africa for unknown reasons without giving any prior warning to Brennan or the rest of the show’s crew. In the aftermath of that meltodwn, Brennan repeatedly stated in interviews that he would never work with Chappelle again, while Dave criticized Neal for not reaching out to help him in his time of need. For all intents and purposes, it seemed like Chappelle’s Show would die on the eve of its greatest success.

…But time heals wounds (as it is wont to do), and in more recent years, both Chappelle and Brennan have admitted to a slightly rekindled friendship – including performing stand-up in the same venues, hanging out personally, and even talking about possibly working together again. Of course, many thought that the “work” would be limited to appearing together on Brennan’s podcast, The Champs – but apparently they’ve had something MUCH BIGGER in mind.

UPDATE: Comedy Central is getting ahead of the PR storm by releasing an official announcement trailer for Chappelle’s Show season 4! Watch it below!

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As indicated in the trailer, the ENTIRE original cast of the show will be returning – including comedic actors like Bill Burr, Donnell Rawlings (Ashy Larry), Paul Mooney (Negrodamus) and  of course, Charlie Murphy. While the “teaser” is just words flashing across a black screen in type print, the fact that it comes straight from Comedy Central will be enough to set the Interwebs on fire.

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In case you missed that explosion-laden finale to the trailer, Chappelle’s Show will be back on the airwaves sometime in 2014.

Sources: TMZ, Comedy Central 

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  1. I don’t care what anyone says, it was good prank. :)

  2. Damn you guys! Really got me with this one. I was beyond stoked there for a second. Well played guys, well played. And to everyone saying they’ll never be back again, lighten up! No reason to be a sore loser.

  3. That was… pretty good actually. X)

  4. Go die SR!

  5. LMAO THIS IS Y I LOVE THIS SITE. THEY CAN MAKE JOKES LIKE THESE WITHOUT HURTING THERE READERS

  6. I never get tired of yours, my friend.

  7. @ Nick – So my comment should be banned because it’s my opinion? Get over yourself, dude.

  8. Can’t tell if this is fake or if the video is, IMDB has it on they’re site so idk maybe the folks at IMDB are dumb as well…

  9. Wtf kofi not nice …just was jumping up and down…..sigh…..

  10. OH yeah ! …I`m down for this, so happy

  11. G*d d*mmit Kofi xD I literally made a huge FB post for my friend xD

  12. I was seriously excited till I saw that this was an april fool’s joke. Seriously sad now lol I loved this show!

  13. This was kind of a jerk-y April Fools joke coffee.

  14. Know what sucks? I didn’t get the link to this article until today, so of course I fell for it. Well played regardless.

  15. LOL @ the crybabies talking about leaving the site. Good riddance!

  16. It wasn’t nearly as bad as NetFlix’s Firefly prank. Now THAT was mean.

  17. Knew this was fake cause I never heard this from anywhere else. This would be all over tv and internet. People are so gullible.

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  19. This was so messed up. You are terrible people, kill yourselves.

  20. I hope he comes back for real. Talented guy with a chance to really contribute to something bigger than just comedy and earning a buck. Screw the vultures….we love you.

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  22. Chappelle better announce Season 4 soon…lol

    He stated he never ‘quit’, so maybe now he can get on with the show and make some beautiful comedy.

    Seriously.

    He was on Fallon and Letterman.

    Come on

    David.

    :)

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