Dave Chappelle, Back in the Spotlight Dave Chappelle may be the hottest comic on the block. He has a new documentary in theaters, a hip-hop concert film called Block Party. He's still doing stand-up. And DVDs of his cable TV show are selling at a fast pace.
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Dave Chappelle, Back in the Spotlight

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For his concert film, 'Block Party,' Dave Chappelle took Ohio's Central State University band... and a whole lot more... to New York City. Rogue Pictures hide caption

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Among today's comedians, Dave Chappelle seems to be the one making the biggest imprint. And not because he caused a big stir when he walked away from a $50-million contract with Comedy Central last year. Chappelle's got a new documentary in theaters, a hip-hop concert film called Block Party. He's still doing stand-up. And DVDs of his cable TV show are selling at a fast pace.