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Reports were circulating that Dave Chappelle was making a return to TV but as we all know he had a falling out with Comedy Central which led him to retreat from the public years ago so is he coming back? No says his rep…at least not yet. I would love to see Dave on TV again!
Online paper The Daily wrote the former Comedy Central star was plotting to reboot his TV career by making a deal with a subscription service like Hulu or Netflix that would allow him a strong amount of creative control.
â€œAbsolutely untrue,â€ says Chappelleâ€™s rep Carla Sims, who spoke to the comedian about the report this morning.
EW looked into rumors of Chappelle relaunching his TV career about a month ago after the comedian made references to planning a comeback at a stand-up show in San Francisco. While thereâ€™s interest in getting Chappelle back on TV, his reps say the comedian has not agreed to a course of action in that direction. â€œHeâ€™s enjoying his life, he has a new daughter and is just doing what heâ€™s really passionate about â€” stand-up,â€ says one source. Sources close to the comic add that if he were to make a return to TV, he would likely aim for a bigger platform than a niche subscription service. There are, after all, outlets like HBO that given artists plenty of creative freedom. So no Chappelle TV for the moment, but in the future â€¦ who knows?
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