View Full Version : Dave Chappelle: I don't regret leaving show

08-30-2006, 12:14 PM
Dave Chappelle doesn't regret his decision to walk away from a $50 million deal to continue his hit Comedy Central television show. However, he might miss the money.

Halting his "Chappelle's Show" last year was "one of the best decisions I've ever made in my life," the 33-year-old comedian said Tuesday while addressing the opening convocation at Central State University.

"Now, economically it makes no sense at all," he added.

His sudden "spiritual retreat" to South Africa on the eve of his show's third season left the series in limbo. He has since returned to performing standup and released the concert documentary "Dave Chappelle's Block Party."

Chappelle, who lives near the southwest Ohio village of Yellow Springs, encouraged students not to compromise their values.

"It's good to have a vision for your life, but your moral conduct and your moral code should be priceless," he said. "You should just have some values that you just hold, that you won't sell at any price."


08-30-2006, 12:23 PM
"Now, economically it makes no sense at all," he added.

That sounds like regret to me.

08-30-2006, 04:02 PM
I saw Dave a couple of weeks ago in Richmond. His act was hilarious, he started out talking about the whole show thing. He kept sayin,"don't feel sorry for me, it ain't like my phone hasn't been ringin, I can find work". They were supposedly taping that show for a DVD release, it was the only stop on his tour where he performed twice in the same night. I guess they wanted to have a second option.

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08-30-2006, 11:23 PM
seriously sounds like he made the right decision. money isn't everything. he can live comfortably and still hold on to his values.

08-30-2006, 11:25 PM
I bet deep down he regrets it. :lol: