Dave Chappelle Says That Key & Peele's Success Has "Hurt His Feelings"

Submitted by: kalron27 3 months ago in Entertainment


So Dave premiered a new special tonight on Netflix. I'm happy for him. But this is a quote from the interview above puzzled me:

"So when I watch Key & Peele and I see they’re doing a format that I created, and at the end of the show, it says, 'Created by Key and Peele,' that hurts my feelings." 

He actually repeats this statement as a joke in his special (SPOILERS!).

My question is...Has Dave Chappelle ever watched "The Wayans Bros" or "In Living Color?"  What about Red Foxx?  Sorry Dave, but you don't own Sketch Comedy... not even by your standards of race...
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Male 645
He knew about those other shows.  That's what he is talking about in the interview where he says he was fighting against certain conventions the network had.  Like the black white supremacist sketch, it was 10 minutes long, they said it should be 5.  They probably said it should be 5 because of shows like In Living Color and The Wayans Bros.  No one else did long sketches like that before Chappelle, and that is, pretty clearly, what he was upset about.  Not that he invented sketch comedy from black people, but that he changed it and made it into something a little different.

I do still think it's pretty stupid to have your feelings hurt when someone goes to fill the hole you left though.  At that point, it was probably part the network saying we want longer sketches like Chappelle.  He should be honored that they picked up his torch after he dropped it, without any real explanation or anything.  He just dropped out of the scene and left a hole that needed to be filled.  Of course someone was gonna step up and fill it.
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Male 2,265
waldo863 I call BS on the Long Sketch...Kids in the Hall had long sketches and even season spanning sketches...nothing new there, same with SNL, especially back in the early days.  Another example I gave was Vaudeville performances but that got edited out.  

But you are right, he should be rejoicing that it continues and I know Key and Peele have acknowledged Chappelle as an inspiration in some form in the past.
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Male 645
kalron27 Yeah, TBH I don't know if he was really the first to do long sketches on TV or not.  It just seems that's what he is more upset about than anything and people are acting like he's acting like he invented all of sketch comedy for black people.  At least be mad at him for the right thing, ya know?  Though, what he says is probably true.  He probably did have to fight the networks on that kind of stuff.  Even if other people were doing it, it felt like he fought for it and earned something for himself and to him it felt like others were taking advantage of all that hard work he put in fighting to get his stuff on the air his way, not their way.  

Still shouldn't be upset when you proved you were right, then left, then someone replaces you.  Your idea worked, they liked it and wanted more like it.  You refused to do it anymore, so you have no right to be upset.
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Male 1,015
Dave's feelings are hurt? What about MY feelings....I'm not good enough to even watch the video, cos...I'm FUCKING FORIEGN!!!

Probably why not that many ppl on this side of the world have heard of Dave Chappelle.....

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Male 5,270
buttersrules You're welcome in the USA, Almost anyone or and specie is. (Unless you are from a number of Mid East countries and/or have an eastern sounding name.)
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Male 1,174
buttersrules You're not missing anything.
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Male 6
Can you please make post about this:
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-serbia-election-satirist-idUSKBN16S139
This is his promotion video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaAT-qKjpT8
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Male 38,418
Um, isn't he joking? I cannot see the video but the very first thing I though of was... he's joking of course? Sarcasm? 
He gave up millions of dollars, I doubt he cares much about the success of others at this point, except to praise them through his comedy...

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Male 2,265
5cats actually he is not.  As I said below, this all came about from watching his new special and he drops this grudge right in the middle of the act.  I then found this interview.  You are right, he walked away from it, but he honestly seems hurt by it.
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Male 38,418
kalron27 Well then, I'll take your word for it :-)
He never was the most 'sane' person eh? But that's really common for comedians.
I wonder what he expects them to do? Put him in the credits? Why not put Lenny Bruce there too? :/
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Male 5,270
5cats I've seen weirder non-sequitur things in show's credits before.
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Male 2,040
every comedian i think has ego issues i mean  your career is making other laugh for money. im sure key and peele were probably happy to be mentioned. . .
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Male 5,270
Who's show lasted longer? Both shows were funny but most of the skits by Key and Peele were very different from Chapelle's
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Let's not forget about the short lived Richard Prior Show.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoHxBmstE-I
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Male 38
It really, really takes a special kind of a dogmatic view to take something like this and post it in a totally negative light. Kudos...lmao.
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Male 2,265
Massacre75 rumham  Watched the special last night and around the 19 min mark he starts in on this whole thing like it is a rap grudge match.  I love Chappell's stuff but the fact that he feels they stole his show is ridiculous and actually turned me off to the performance that I was thoroughly enjoying.

I then searched the internet and found this interview and was shocked.  Honestly, my wife was the one that reacted "What about the Wayans Bros Bitch? Ever see In Living Color?"  Thought I'd post it for a good conversation, and we are getting that :)
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Male 2,040
Massacre75 yeah i didnt get a harsh vibe. an interview.. big woop humans are emotional omg wow 
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Male 5,270
rumham Yes, they are emotional aren't they?
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Male 163
I'd give him a free card to bitch. The mans a legend...
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