Video: Dave Chappelle: In His Own Words


It's been about ten years since Dave Chappelle's departure from Chappelle's Show, and there is still a great deal of mystery surrounding his decision. It's partly because many of the people trying to explain it weren't actually involved. That's where this amateur documentary comes in. It's made up entirely of found footage of interviews and clips featuring Chappelle and the show's co-creator, Neal Brennan. Running about two hours, it tells the story of Chappelle and Brennan's entire journey that led to creating Chapelle's Show and its eventual demise. The documentary was on YouTube about a year ago, but was taken down. It has resurfaced on Vimeo, perfectly timed for the current comeback Chappelle is mounting.