How do you properly measure the substance of a year? Time spent with family? The amount of retweets you've garnered on Twitter? Or perhaps the hours you've wasted watching trash TV? Comebacks, for me, are the true measure of a year—stories about resilience and drive and hard work. Here, before we say goodbye to 2014, the year's best comebacks.
For the first time in years, Dave Chappelle gave a sit-down interview. The veteran comedian spoke to GQ's Mark Anthony Green about leaving the limelight, fame, and happiness. "I have all these weird fantasies," he says. "Going coast-to-coast on my motorcycle and having random barbecues all over America. No show, no nothing...I just like meeting people."
Last week, Dave Chappelle spoke about his first encounter with Kanye West—whose life is dope, and who does dope shit—on the Tonight Show, in an appearance to promote his upcoming shows at Radio City Music Hall. Last night, his Radio City audience was treated to a surprise performance from Kanye himself.
Dave Chappelle went on the Late Show With David Letterman last night for one of his only interviews in years (there was the one with a Minneapolis television station, and another on San Francisco radio). He talked again about why he abandoned Chappelle's Show, what exactly he gave up when he did and whether he regrets doing so.
Last night, at around midnight, Dave Chappelle made a surprise appearance at the Comedy Cellar, the legendary nightclub featured during the credits to Louie. Considering Chappelle's relatively reclusive history, this would've been exciting for comedy nerds, if not exactly newsworthy. However, after Chappelle performed solo for 45 minutes or so, and was preparing to leave, Chris Rock jumped on stage.
In the first episode of Grantland's "Animated Archives" — a Ricky Gervais Show-esque animated adaptation of Bill Simmons' B.S. Report podcast — Chappelle's Show co-creator Neal Brennan recalls the time he, Dave, and Roots drummer Questlove were invited to an after-party at Prince's opulent hotel room.
Here is the former world's funniest man back on stage and in public again. Chappelle talks about how every time he stands on the Laugh Factory stage all he can think about is when Kramer (Michael Richards) effed up.
From his classic 2004 For What It's Worth special, here Dave discusses his skepticism regarding scientists' theories on the origin of AIDS.
Most Landlords can be complete nightmares, but in this clip, Chapelle makes us wonder are we really getting nagged for rent money every month, or just cash to support our landlord's crack habit?