Searching for Dave Chappelle

  • by Jason Zinoman
  • Narrated by Christian Rummel
  • 1 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In 2005, Dave Chappelle left show business at the height of his fame, giving up a small fortune and the hottest new television show in many years. In so doing, he transformed from being one of the greatest comics of his generation into one of the most enigmatic ever. In Searching for Dave Chappelle, Jason Zinoman, the first comedy critic in the history of The New York Times, sorts through the myriad theories and examines what happened to this singular artist. Through extensive reporting, this audiobook tells a compelling narrative that takes listeners behind the scenes of Comedy Central, the New York comedy scene and network television. This is not just a story about Dave Chappelle, but also about race, fame and the often blurry relationship between image and reality. Chappelle's reputation has only grown over the years and he remains one of the most influential and admired comedians alive. Just as he tip-toes back into the spotlight with a high-profile national tour, this audiobook delivers the essential analysis of his life and work.

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Long live Chappelle!

Very interesting take on Dave Chappelle. Like most people, I watched his stand up shows and was too busy laughing to realise there is a dark side to the stories he tells. For instance the sketch about the blind racist (Clayton Bigsby) is based on racial abuse his father experienced on a bus (though he was oblivious to it).
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-04-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios