Dave Chappelle alone transformed how comedy would be viewed on a TV platform. Comedy Central even offered the comedian a $50 million contract before he left to South Africa and went on a hiatus.
Now, Chapelle has been back with hit comedy shows, hosting SNL and now starring in his own Netflix comedy series. He sat down for an interview with CBS to share that he is a fan of the hit show ‘Key & Peele’ but feels some type of way with Comedy Central.
“I fought the network very hard so that those conventions could come to fruition,” he said. “So, like the first episode I do, that black white supremacist sketch. And it’s like, ‘Well, that’s 10 minutes long. It should be five minutes long.’ Why should it be five minutes long? Like, these types of conventions.”
Chapelle arguably says he made the racial skits funny and tolerable on a network like Comedy Central. In so that now “Key & Peele” has followed the blueprint to success. Chappelle says that he “fought very hard” to help create the pair’s show format.
He added: “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 & Peele,’ that hurts my feelings.”
Source: Huffington Post