Is Dave Chappelle a wasted talent?

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  1. Shivvy

    Shivvy 100k Post Club

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    i loved his show and his movies. saw his stand up live and loved it on TV. fucking dude took off and hasnt done anything in years. all that talent being wasted
     
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    I am going to say yes.
     
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    he just did an interview were he said he's got enough money to live out his life with family comfortably...we might never see him again

    good for him
     
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    like i said... a wasted talent :sad:
     
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    agree
     
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    Eddie Murphy's career probably scared the shit out of him.

    Might as well go out on top with some self respect.
     
  7. Howard Stearn

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    Yes he has in our eyes wasted his career but he is sorta like the Curt Cobain of comedy. He never wanted to big big. He thought he was just doing a small little show that wouldn't get much attention. When he went superstar he freaked out and killed his career so he could go back to be able to walk down the street and not be harassed.
     
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    Other than the fact that most of Eddie's later movies have sucked, what's to be scared about. Eddie's as rich as Methuselah off of those crappy movies. I could probably live with the lack of self respect.
     
  9. Howard Stearn

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    Also it's been said that he was guilt tripped by his black friends about his portrayals of blacks on his show. It's why he went to Africa for awhile.
     
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    is this a trick question?
     
  11. Jay

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    I would still give him some time.. I think he'll make come back. Like you said he's way too talented not to be working. Hopefully he'll get the itch to make a come back.
     
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    yeah, you're right
     
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    I loved him in Rush Hour.
     
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    not at all; he has worked his freakout into his act

    he has funny lines, like, i'm worth $5million; i guarantee you the guy making $50million is eating the same steak that i am, and banging some of the same women

    he is a funny dude with his own show; the wastes of talent are people we've never heard of
     
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    Fame can be very frightening; I like to keep it local.
     
  16. Howard Stearn

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    good idea
     
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    He must be still be cashing in on the repeats of his series. I bet he will be back someday. Just like Bob Seger. He needed time away.