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Dave Chappelle Cuts Stand-Up Routine Short Over Hecklers, 'Noisy' Crowd

8/30/2013 10:49pm EDT
Dave Chappelle
Comedian Dave Chappelle walked out on his stand-up gig at Hartford, Connecticut's Comcast Theater Thursday night.

Chappelle, the headlining act on the "Funny or Die Presents The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival", cut his set short and sat quietly for nearly 30 minutes on a stool because of some hecklers and a noisy crowd.

"He didn't do anything. He just stood there. ... He wanted quiet. He wanted everyone to be quiet while he performed," one audience member told Connecticut's NBC affiliate WVIT 30.

Chappelle reportedly told a few jokes but stopped when the crowd got too unruly for him...

Prince Uses Photo From Dave Chappelle's Infamous Sketch For Single Cover

8/19/2013 1:07pm EDT
Dave Chappelle as Prince
Prince thrilled fans on his new Twitter account by revealing a preview of his new song "Breakfast Can Wait" - and attached to it was a photo featuring Dave Chappelle.

Chappelle performed a sketch titled True Hollywood Stories on Chappelle's Show, one of which featured Prince. The singer challenged one of Dave's writers, Charlie Murphy, to a game of pick-up basketball and served them pancakes afterwards.

For his new single Prince took an image of Dave, who played Prince in the sketch, offering some pancakes.

The sudden embrace of social media is surprising considering Prince's history w...

Top Ten Most Offensive TV Shows Ever

3/16/2010 10:14am EDT
Top Ten Most Offensive TV Shows Ever
A few months ago, MTV's Jersey Shore came under attack for representing Italian-Americans in the wrong light with all the tanning, hairstyling, and use of the slang terms "Guido" and "Guidette." Some critics have gone so far as to call the MTV reality program the most offensive TV show ever. But when it comes to the most offensive shows ever, Jersey Shore isn't even on the radar. Let's take a look at ten TV shows that sparked controversy during their run on television, and truly are the most offensive ever.

10. Jackass (MTV, 2000-2002)
Jackass aired for only three seasons on MTV, but durin...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies 8/9/09 - 8/15/09

8/10/2009 9:57am EDT
District 9
I finally saw the Sam Mendes dramedy "Away We Go" starring Maya Rudolph and John Krasinski. The film is thoroughly enjoyable with its highs and its lows sharing equal poignancy. It is the perfect hybrid of a drama and a comedy.

Music throughout the film is spot on, appropriate in each instance for the emotions the filmmakers are trying to convey. Rudolph and Krasinski have a wonderful chemistry as husband and wife and engage in hilarious interactions with the other couples in the movie. Krasinski plays the role of Burt with a dopey charm that's hard not to love.

This week is crowd...

Comedy Central Releases 'Home Grown: Uncensored' On DVD

6/10/2008 6:00pm EDT
Home Grown: Uncensored
The best of Comedy Central's most "experimental" shows are now available in this must-own collection that's sure to bring all your buds together — and by buds, we mean friends. (Really). Just don't be surprised when you find yourself up at 3:00 a.m. eating raw cookie dough in your parents' kitchen. Released via Comedy Central Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment, "Comedy Central's Home Grown: Uncensored" DVD arrives in stores nationwide on Tuesday, June 10 and will also be available at

"Comedy Central's Home Grown: Uncensored" is a single ...

Charlie Murphy Stars In The Comedy 'Bar Starz,' Opening March 7

2/1/2008 9:37am EST
Bar Starz
Finally, a film has arrived to shine light on those whom frequent their local hot spots and hang outs, though as any drunken night of debauchery goes, you might just not like what you see when the lights come on!

Emancipating himself from his crazy girlfriend, Barry Shlotzak is in need of a new start, new challenges, and a new life. He's about to find it when his best friend, Douglas, convinces him to enter a contest, with the Grand Prize being an internship with the local Bar Starz. Everyone knows the "Bars Starz," they are the guys who set the trends, get the girls, and personify co...

New TV On DVD, Nov. 20

11/20/2007 8:00am EST
Set in Las Vegas, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation focuses on the activities of the Crime Scene Investigations Bureau. Working the overnight shift, the characters deploy state-of-the-art forensic technology to solve unsolvable crimes. Season seven is now on DVD. Also in stores: season two of Gene Simmons' Family Jewels and Charles in Charge; season five of The Doris Day Show; and the complete series of Chappelle's Show, Queer as Folk, and Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist.

It Takes A Predator To Put One Away! Shark Season One Arrives On DVD Oct. 2

9/20/2007 8:00pm EDT
CENTURY CITY, Calif. - Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the courthouse… Fox Home Entertainment presents the dramatic first season of one of last fall's surprise television hits when Shark Season One comes to DVD October 2nd.

Three-time Emmy®* winner James Woods (Be Cool, Casino) stars as top-notch celebrity defense attorney Sebastian Stark aka "Shark," a nickname earned through his merciless style of practicing law. When a simple twist of fate forces him to question his methods, Stark finds himself on the opposing team, working as a prosecutor for the Los Angeles Distric...

Xbox 360's LIVE Service Offers Unique HD Programming

6/11/2007 3:16pm EDT
Xbox 360
Who needs rental stores? With Xbox LIVE, your Xbox 360 becomes a library of movies and TV shows. However, now you can enjoy the newest titles in high definition every week! Oh yeah, the console plays some pretty nifty games, too.

You start by purchasing Microsoft Points right from your console or at a retail store. Once you find a title you like from the selection, you redeem your points and let the Xbox 360 download the title. Within minutes you have standard or high definition programming to watch at any time.

Xbox 360 is the first and only gaming console to provide HD and stand...

'The Best of Chappelle's Show Uncensored' DVD Hits Stores on Tuesday, June 5

5/28/2007 8:15am EDT
It was the water cooler show that had everyone talking and now, for the first time ever, the 25 most memorable moments from "Chappelle's Show" will be available on DVD. Released via Comedy Central Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment, "The Best of Chappelle's Show Uncensored" DVD arrives in stores nationwide on Tuesday, June 5.

"The Best of Chappelle's Show Uncensored" DVD is a one-disc gem featuring celebrated sketches such as "A Night with Wayne Brady," "Racial

Draft," "Making the Band 2," "The Mad Real World," "Samuel Jackson Beer," "Keeping It Real" and the unforge...

'RENO 911' & 'Chappelle's Show' To Be Syndicated

1/4/2007 1:32pm EST
MGM, New Line Television and Comedy Central announced today that two of the cable network's most popular shows, RENO 911! and Chappelle's Show, will be the first programs to be syndicated by MGM under the new strategic relationship with New Line.

"RENO 911!" is a half-hour comedy about cops patrolling Reno, Nevada. The series, now in its fourth season, is a hilarious take on the traditional cop drama with soap opera-like twists and turns.

The Emmy nominated "Chappelle's Show" takes comedian Dave Chappelle's own personal joke book and brings it to life, with episodes consisting o...

New TV on DVD, July 25

7/25/2006 8:00am EDT
There are a bunch of new TV-On-DVD releases to check out this week. First, JAG season one finally hits stores. The series centers on two attorneys who investigate and litigate crimes committed by Navy and Marine personnel. Also out this week: Chappelle's Show the lost episodes, The Boondocks season one, La Femme Nikita season four, Tales From the Crypt season four, Three's Company season seven, and Rawhide season one.

Comedy Central Announces Summer, Fall Schedule

5/31/2006 11:05am EDT
Scrubs to debut in the fall
Summer and fall 2006 will be chock full of brand spanking new comedy on Comedy Central. Viewers have a large plate to choose from: new series ("Dog Bites Man," "Freak Show") to new specials (Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One for the Road, "Jamie Kennedy: Unwashed") to returning series (Chappelle's Show, RENO 911!) and acquisitions (Scrubs).


"Dog Bites Man" (premieres Wednesday, June 7, at 10:30 p.m.)

Local news just got a whole lot funnier (and this time it's intentional). It's an outrageous, part improvisational, part mockumentary, single camera show featuring a group o...

Coming Soon: 'Chappelle's Show: The Lost Episodes Uncensored'

5/31/2006 10:32am EDT
This summer Chappelle's Show fans will finally be able to get their hands on the highly anticipated lost episodes. "Chappelle's Show: The Lost Episodes Uncensored" DVD arrives in stores nationwide on Tuesday, July 25, and will also be available from Comedy Central.

"Chappelle's Show: The Lost Episodes Uncensored" DVD is a one disc set featuring all three lost episodes and over an hour's worth of bonus material from the third season. The release contains the following bonus material: extra unaired sketches, never-before-seen performances by John Legend and Dead Prez; "The Fabulous Makin...

'Inside The Actor's Studio' Honors Black History Month

1/27/2006 11:35am EST
Dave Chappelle
This February, Bravo salutes the careers of African American performers on "Inside the Actors Studio" in recognition of Black History Month. Dave Chappelle will join host James Lipton in his first taped interview since his departure from Chappelle's Show and the public eye, and interviews featuring Morgan Freeman, Samuel L. Jackson, Martin Lawrence and Queen Latifah will continue throughout the month of February.

In "Inside the Actor's Studio," Lipton interviews various actors, directors and writers. The audience consists of students and famous alumni of the Actors Studio's master of ...

Coming to a Cell Phone Near You: 'South Park,' 'Chappelle's Show'

1/5/2006 2:20pm EST
South Park
Comedy Central announced today that South Park and Chappelle's Show programming will be available on mobile phones beginning this month. This is the first mobile content deal for both of the hit Comedy Central shows.

The "South Park" mobile deal will include ringtones, ringbacks, voicemail, wallpapers, video and games. Content will be available on major carriers and mobile subscribers will be able to download wallpaper, ringtones and games at the Comedy Central Mobile Storefront.

Amp'd Mobile, which recently announced a strategic alliance with MTV

Networks, will be the exclu...

Third Season of Chappelle Show Will be Shown at Last Laugh '05

12/5/2005 1:51pm EST
Dave Chappelle
At long last viewers will have a chance to see for themselves exactly what Dave Chappelle was working on just before his departure from production of the third season of the critically-acclaimed and Emmy-nominated hit series, "Chappelle's Show." Comedy Central will premiere the unaired third season episodes during 2Q 2006.

In advance of the 2006 premiere, Comedy Central will offer a sneak peek into the mind of the master by airing never-before-seen footage from third season sketches during the broadcast of "Comedy Central's Last Laugh '05" which premieres Sunday, December 11 at 9:00 p....