- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: July 31, 2006
This profile provides a rare insight into the brash comedian who is as famous for being hilarious as for turning his back on 50-plus million dollars.
- One of the most successful series in Cable TV history.
- Probing interviews and unforgettable footage illuminate the great stories behind great lives.
- A deep look at the unfettered comedian who has been nominated for three Emmy® Awards.
For almost two decades, BIOGRAPHY® has made TV history. A&E's evergreen series draws on unflinching interviews, rare footage, private photographs and much more to reveal the great stories behind the great lives, painting true-to-life portraits of the men and women who have left indelible marks on our history, culture and heritage.
Brash, uncompromising, shocking, insightful, eye-wateringly funny. This is Dave Chappelle, a talented and dedicated comedian who has drawn as much attention for his refusal to do what is expected as for his work. He lives far from the glamour of the Coasts in Yellow Springs, Ohio. He produced a major music festival and had it filmed and released theatrically as a documentary. Oh, and he walked away from a television deal worth $50 million. Just... walked away.
This searching episode of BIOGRAPHY® digs deep to get to the root of this fascinating man. Learn of his early life growing up in Yellow Springs and Washington, DC. Trace his early career - launched at 14 at the legendary Apollo Theater - and his gradual rise to fame. Discover how, of all things, unwanted laughter drove him to reconsider his life's work, and find out what drove him to South Africa and what's next for him.
There’s no arguing that Dave Chappelle is a funny, funny man, but this profile shows that he is also a deeply interesting one as well.