In the end it was an extraordinary night if not an extraordinary performance. But Chappelle will undoubtedly get there -- and "getting there" for Chappelle is on a talent level far exceeding the vast majority of comics today.
Take Angelou's injunction seriously with regard to human rights and keep your anger to defend them and march it and vote it and let your representatives know that you intend to do so, wherever you may be.
Here's a quick lesson, it took 101 years after the Emancipation Proclamation to get a Civil Rights Bill to become law. Four years later Martin Luther King Jr., a leader of that Civil Rights movement, was assassinated.
Should I have an EKG by the door to check on vulnerable hearts before admitting them? Or maybe a sign that says it's like being at a ball game, if you are hit with a foul ball, it's part of your wager of attending?
I'm going to say something that much of Black America agrees on and much of White America doesn't seem to understand to be true: Dave Chappelle walked off stage in Hartford and he was justified.
Audiences must learn how to respect Dave Chappelle, or we might lose him for good.
It's been described as a meltdown, but it really wasn't. At no point during Dave Chappelle's show at the Oddball Festival in Hartford was he ever anything other than in measured control of his actions. I was part of the audience at the show.
While C.K.'s decision to push back the fourth season of Louie will certainly give him time write poignant, funny scripts, it's also going to drive anticipation and expectations even higher than normal.
Comedy is powerful. And while the drug war is not a laughing matter, comedians are often able to capture the absurdity and insanity better than policy papers and traditional journalism. Below are five humorous clips that allow us to laugh, so we don't have to cry.
"Key & Peele" contained more hits than misses. If upcoming episodes are as solidly written and performed as well as these two ... this could well be one of the best new cable comedies to come down the pike in some time.
Jill has the #1 album in the country, and features Anthony Hamilton on her latest single, "So In Love." Here, she gives us some background on how her duet came about.
Here is my top-10 list of individuals, from Brett Favre to Dave Chappelle, who provided us with valuable lessons this decade.
Recently I decided -- for probably the third or fourth time -- to stop watching The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on the Comedy Central cable channel. B...
When I walked into her plush, brightly decorated Harlem brownstone on a hot day last month, Dr. Maya Angelou was seated on a fire-engine-red chair and was the picture of health.
How would he take on the arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Obama's heavily criticized health care plan, Sarah Palin's political rise, or Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation to the Supreme Court? Damn, I miss Dave Chappelle.
The same slurs, epithets, and offensive language that comics use to get laughs can create disrespect in the workplace, school and in other social settings.