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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Steve's Church-less (Dave Chappelle) Movie Of The Week ...

This week's free church-less movie is a brand new feature length documentary that I really can't wait to watch.

Enjoy ...

Yoinked primarily from The Onion AV Club web page ...

"Dave Chappelle: The 50 Million Dollar Question is a feature length 2014 documentary. It was originally posted on YouTube last year, only to be pulled down. The two-hour piece has recently been re-uploaded on Vimeo, possibly as a result of renewed interest in the comedian after Chappelle’s successful Radio City Music Hall shows, as well as his recent appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman. The film seeks to answer the question of why Chappelle walked away from a $50 million dollar contract.

The documentary uses footage from multiple sources, including the difficult interview Chappelle conducted with Oprah shortly after his return from the two-week sojourn in South Africa that marked his break from the show, as well as his 2006 episode of Inside The Actors Studio. Brennan’s side of the story mostly comes from a 2012 episode of Joe Rogan’s podcast, in which the writer and comedian discussed at length the breakdown of his friendship with Chappelle, and the way corporate interests at Comedy Central encouraged the fracturing of their partnership.

The documentary doesn’t hope to provide any concrete answers to the enduring mystery of Chappelle’s retreat from the spotlight, but it does paint an intriguing picture—in the man’s own words—of a young, brilliant comedian suddenly forced to be the spokesman for his brand, his network, and his race, and the incredible pressures that came with it."

Chappelle's Show -The 50 Million Dollar Question from Mischief Makers Productions on Vimeo.

Wow.

This should be good.

Have fun.

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