It’s hard to believe we’re approaching a decade since Dave Chappelle abruptly left Comedy Central’s Chappelle Show. In a rare sit down, Dave paid a visit to Letterman last night to share what he’s been up to, and why he decided to walk away from his show. “Listen I never quit…I’m just seven years late for work.”
Wise cracking aside, Dave says:
“It’s very hard to go to someone like this because no one has done this before. So there’s not too many people who don’t think I’m crazy. […]I look at like this: I’m at a restaurant with my wife, its a nice restaurant and we’re eating dinner. I look across the room and say, ‘You see this guy across the room. He has $100 million dollars, and we’re eating the same entree. Ok, fine, I don’t have $50 million dollars or whatever. Let’s say I have $10 million in the bank, the only difference between having $10 million dollars and $50 million dollars is an astounding $40 million dollars.”
In addition to his upcoming Radio City shows, Dave announced that he’s added a special show on June 23 with Nas, in celebration of the rapper’s Illmatic album turning 20 years old. Watch the entire interview below.