‘GQ’ Highlights Dave Chappelle as One of 2014’s ‘Men of the Year’

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“I have to say that comedians by and large are some of the most sensitive people on earth. Even if they’re socially callous. If you sat at the back of a comedy club and just heard the way we banter, you wouldn’t know that these were sensitive people, ‘cause it’s such an open-air market of ideas. The other night, I was talking about Robin Williams with Bob Goldthwait, and people kept coming up to me saying, ‘Hey, Dave! Man, thanks for coming. We loved the show, it was so good to see you, blah blah blah.’ Real nice things. And I go, ‘That’s very kind of you. Thank you.’ And I look back at Bob, and he goes, ‘See, not everybody lets that shit in.’ Maybe Robin Williams was one of those people who, even though everyone loved him, the praise just didn’t penetrate.”

- Dave Chappelle talks standup, Chappelle’s Show, and his future career plans in an interview with GQ as part of their “Men of the Year” issue.