The Best Comedian Of Our Time? (Video)

Many on the interwebs lately have been discovering (remembering) the comedy of Dave Chappelle, with this clip in particular:

45 Comments on "The Best Comedian Of Our Time? (Video)"

  1. DeepCough | Jan 20, 2011 at 5:48 am |

    Now “Sesame Street” was classic.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i73dWYJqVHk&feature=related

  2. DeepCough | Jan 20, 2011 at 1:48 am |

    Now “Sesame Street” was classic.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i73dWYJqVHk&feature=related

  3. Anonymous | Jan 20, 2011 at 7:03 am |

    I first read the topic I wrote about politicians. Many are great actors! Or perhaps people in sales? But why give them the victory by making the “best”?

    Escorts

  4. denimesasx | Jan 20, 2011 at 3:03 am |

    I first read the topic I wrote about politicians. Many are great actors! Or perhaps people in sales? But why give them the victory by making the “best”?

    Escorts

  5. Anonymous | Jan 20, 2011 at 8:39 am |

    I would have to agree, he is one of the funniest comedians I’ve ever seen. And good for him for standing up to the whole entertainment industry, and not letting them take control of everything.

  6. Robobagons | Jan 20, 2011 at 4:39 am |

    I would have to agree, he is one of the funniest comedians I’ve ever seen. And good for him for standing up to the whole entertainment industry, and not letting them take control of everything.

  7. I laugh outloud to dave chappelle

  8. I laugh outloud to dave chappelle

  9. For me his skit about the white family in the “Leave it ti Beaver” 50s with the last name Niggar was his all time best. Tons and tons of hilarious stuff came out of his show over all though, negrodamus, the racial draft, Charlie Murphy’s tales of Rick James and Prince, a lot of priceless comedy moments there.

  10. Marklar_Prime | Jan 20, 2011 at 6:27 am |

    For me his skit about the white family in the “Leave it ti Beaver” 50s with the last name Niggar was his all time best. Tons and tons of hilarious stuff came out of his show over all though, negrodamus, the racial draft, Charlie Murphy’s tales of Rick James and Prince, a lot of priceless comedy moments there.

  11. Hicks and Carlin are the best! Chappelle is really funny but his comedy is about mcnuggets n shit….Hicks and Carlin were geniouses, not only making you laugh…..

  12. Hicks and Carlin are the best! Chappelle is really funny but his comedy is about mcnuggets n shit….Hicks and Carlin were geniouses, not only making you laugh…..

    • Bhornbuckle75 | Jan 20, 2011 at 8:28 am |

      Actually the exact same thing can be said of Chappelle. I can only imagine that you are not all that familiar with his comedy. He is known for having some serious political statements and fairly deep messages about Racism, as well as many other important issues hidden within the surface silliness of his comedy. In fact he’s stated that the reason that he left his comedy show right in the middle of becoming a Huge Hit (and pretty much comedy all together as far as I can tell) is that he felt that his message just wasn’t getting understood by most people, and that many were laughing for the wrong reasons….which shows a Hell of a lot of character in my opinion…whether you agree that people were not ‘getting it’ or not. (Personally I do not agree with him…but I none the less I have an awful lot of of respect for the decision….it shows that unlike most commedians, he is not in it for the money. )

  13. Anonymous | Jan 20, 2011 at 11:25 am |

    Can’t say that did much for me actually. I’m more a Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey guy.

  14. dumbsaint | Jan 20, 2011 at 7:25 am |

    Can’t say that did much for me actually. I’m more a Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey guy.

    • Liam_McGonagle | Jan 20, 2011 at 1:32 pm |

      I kind of agree. It’s a subjective thang, and ‘de gustibus non disputandum est’ and all that.

      Chapelle is funny enough, but I wouldn’t put him up for ‘funniest’, personally. That said, I really have to admire his personal integrity in telling the executives, “Piss off, I’m getting off the treadmill,” when he felt the show was becoming stale. It was sad to see how many of his co-stars turned viciously on Chapelle when he quit. Takes real guts to take the route Dave did.

      As for my own faves, I kinda go in cycles. Lots of comedians out there with lots to offer. And even the greatest have some patchy spots in their careers. My most consistent favorite is Robert Smigel, the guy who did “Triumph The Insult Comic Dog”.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0pjm40RxEw

      But like I said, everyone has some patchy bits to explain in their careers. Smigel was also the guy behind “Don’t Mess with the Zohan”.

      • dumbsaint | Jan 22, 2011 at 9:40 pm |

        Ah, that’s pretty cool at least the guys got integrity. I’ll admit to not knowing anything about the guy beyond having heard the name around.

        The Smigel vid you posted got some laughs outta me though. “for example: you got elected, and hell froze over!”

  15. Funny? Yes. Greatest comedian of our time? That’s a bit of a stretch. Carlin is king in my book, however, we all have different sense of humor.

  16. Funny? Yes. Greatest comedian of our time? That’s a bit of a stretch. Carlin is king in my book, however, we all have different sense of humor.

  17. Bhornbuckle75 | Jan 20, 2011 at 12:28 pm |

    Actually the exact same thing can be said of Chappelle. I can only imagine that you are not all that familiar with his comedy. He is known for having some serious political statements and fairly deep messages about Racism, as well as many other important issues hidden within the surface silliness of his comedy. In fact he’s stated that the reason that he left his comedy show right in the middle of becoming a Huge Hit (and pretty much comedy all together as far as I can tell) is that he felt that his message just wasn’t getting understood by most people, and that many were laughing for the wrong reasons….which shows a Hell of a lot of character in my opinion…whether you agree that people were not ‘getting it’ or not. (Personally I do not agree with him…but I none the less I have an awful lot of of respect for the decision….it shows that unlike most commedians, he is not in it for the money. )

  18. Carlin and Hicks were probably the best overall, but obviously Pryor was a king too. Chappelle is one of the best comedians in this era, but I think Doug Stanhope is best comedian working today. He’s hilarious and about as intelligent and deep as Carlin and Hicks were, and it all comes natural for him. Stanhope is underrated. I’d love to drink beers with him and Joe Rogan one day.

    http://blog.joerogan.net/#

    http://www.dougstanhope.com/

  19. Carlin and Hicks were probably the best overall, but obviously Pryor was a king too. Chappelle is one of the best comedians in this era, but I think Doug Stanhope is best comedian working today. He’s hilarious and about as intelligent and deep as Carlin and Hicks were, and it all comes natural for him. Stanhope is underrated. I’d love to drink beers with him and Joe Rogan one day.

    http://blog.joerogan.net/#

    http://www.dougstanhope.com/

  20. He’s definitely one of the most important comedians since Hicks passed away. I’ve been planning an essay looking at the lasting effect of his show, and investigating the reasons he left. Just started watching the “lost episodes” from the unfinished 3rd season. I was so mad when Comedy Central first aired them that I wouldn’t watch (Chappelle asked people not to watch them). It’s…creepy. The first episode was all about Dave’s fame and money. It’s pretty clear how sick the mentality was getting in the production.

  21. He’s definitely one of the most important comedians since Hicks passed away. I’ve been planning an essay looking at the lasting effect of his show, and investigating the reasons he left. Just started watching the “lost episodes” from the unfinished 3rd season. I was so mad when Comedy Central first aired them that I wouldn’t watch (Chappelle asked people not to watch them). It’s…creepy. The first episode was all about Dave’s fame and money. It’s pretty clear how sick the mentality was getting in the production.

    • Yeah I think he said something about while shooting season 3 he started feeling like the suits were beginning to laugh at him instead of laughing with him. I think he felt like season 3 was more racism than it was honest social commentary.

  22. Yeah I think he said something about while shooting season 3 he started feeling like the suits were beginning to laugh at him instead of laughing with him. I think he felt like season 3 was more racism than it was honest social commentary.

  23. Manny Furious | Jan 20, 2011 at 4:15 pm |

    Chris Rock and George Carlin are the best eva. The number three seed can be argued over. I’d throw Hicks, Chapelle, 1980s Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor,and late-80s Kinison as candidates to round out the top five (although both Murphy and Kinison never had the longevity, their peaks were arguably greater than anyone else’s.)

  24. Manny Furious | Jan 20, 2011 at 4:15 pm |

    Chris Rock and George Carlin are the best eva. The number three seed can be argued over. I’d throw Hicks, Chapelle, 1980s Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor,and late-80s Kinison as candidates to round out the top five (although both Murphy and Kinison never had the longevity, their peaks were arguably greater than anyone else’s.)

  25. Manny Furious | Jan 20, 2011 at 12:15 pm |

    Chris Rock and George Carlin are the best eva. The number three seed can be argued over. I’d throw Hicks, Chapelle, 1980s Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor,and late-80s Kinison as candidates to round out the top five (although both Murphy and Kinison never had the longevity, their peaks were arguably greater than anyone else’s.)

    • E.B. Wolf | Jan 21, 2011 at 3:46 am |

      Chris Rock? Are you kidding?

      • Manny Furious | Jan 21, 2011 at 7:17 pm |

        I know he’s popular and all, but… how can you deny that he’s funny?

        • E.B. Wolf | Jan 22, 2011 at 6:31 pm |

          I never said he wasn’t funny, but to mention him in the same post as Hicks, Pryor or Kinison is a disservice to them. To Mention him in the same sentence as Carlin is an insult.

  26. Liam_McGonagle | Jan 20, 2011 at 5:32 pm |

    I kind of agree. It’s a subjective thang, and ‘de gustibus non disputandum est’ and all that.

    Chapelle is funny enough, but I wouldn’t put him up for ‘funniest’, personally. That said, I really have to admire his personal integrity in telling the executives, “Piss off, I’m getting off the treadmill,” when he felt the show was becoming stale. It was sad to see how many of his co-stars turned viciously on Chapelle when he quit. Takes real guts to take the route Dave did.

    As for my own faves, I kinda go in cycles. Lots of comedians out there with lots to offer. And even the greatest have some patchy spots in their careers. My most consistent favorite is Robert Smigel, the guy who did “Triumph The Insult Comic Dog”.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0pjm40RxEw

    But like I said, everyone has some patchy bits to explain in their careers. Smigel was also the guy behind “Don’t Mess with the Zohan”.

  27. JoJoDancer | Jan 20, 2011 at 10:45 pm |

    Chappelle has been accused by various black activists as being a traitor to his race, a disgrace to his people, or just a plain ole Uncle Tom. I would say that, while Chappelle makes sport of black people for a largely white audience, he is just as playful with white stereotypes. He pokes fun at everyone. That’s his charm. His accusers, I dare say, seem a bit on the racist side to me.

    If you haven’t seen “For What It’s Worth: Live at the Filmore,” do so. For me it is up there with Bill Hicks’ “Sane Man.” Particularly the bit about Native Americans.

  28. JoJoDancer | Jan 20, 2011 at 6:45 pm |

    Chappelle has been accused by various black activists as being a traitor to his race, a disgrace to his people, or just a plain ole Uncle Tom. I would say that, while Chappelle makes sport of black people for a largely white audience, he is just as playful with white stereotypes. He pokes fun at everyone. That’s his charm. His accusers, I dare say, seem a bit on the racist side to me.

    If you haven’t seen “For What It’s Worth: Live at the Filmore,” do so. For me it is up there with Bill Hicks’ “Sane Man.” Particularly the bit about Native Americans.

  29. E.B. Wolf | Jan 21, 2011 at 7:46 am |

    Chris Rock? Are you kidding?

  30. Manny Furious | Jan 21, 2011 at 11:17 pm |

    I know he’s popular and all, but… how can you deny that he’s funny?

  31. E.B. Wolf | Jan 22, 2011 at 10:31 pm |

    I never said he wasn’t funny, but to mention him in the same post as Hicks, Pryor or Kinison is a disservice to them. To Mention him in the same sentence as Carlin is an insult.

  32. Anonymous | Jan 23, 2011 at 1:40 am |

    Ah, that’s pretty cool at least the guys got integrity. I’ll admit to not knowing anything about the guy beyond having heard the name around.

    The Smigel vid you posted got some laughs outta me though. “for example: you got elected, and hell froze over!”

  33. Jonathan Winters is the best living comedian today, and one of the best improv comedians ever. People would just hand him random objects and he’d invent whole comedy routines and characters on the fly. They’d do skits where they’d just say things like “you’re a pilot at an FAA hearing” and stick him on stage and the “FAA” people would hurl questions at him and he’d have to come up with the character and funny responses off the top of his head. No tired retread material, no writers… something new every time he performed. That’s genuine comedic natural talent.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwWDa1xPTPA
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGorCSnIHF4

  34. Jonathan Winters is the best living comedian today, and one of the best improv comedians ever. People would just hand him random objects and he’d invent whole comedy routines and characters on the fly. They’d do skits where they’d just say things like “you’re a pilot at an FAA hearing” and stick him on stage and the “FAA” people would hurl questions at him and he’d have to come up with the character and funny responses off the top of his head. No tired retread material, no writers… something new every time he performed. That’s genuine comedic natural talent.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwWDa1xPTPA
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGorCSnIHF4

  35. Best Comedian ever. Not only is he funny as hell he is smart to leave Hollywood.

  36. Best Comedian ever. Not only is he funny as hell he is smart to leave Hollywood.

  37. Jburton14 | Jun 9, 2011 at 2:39 am |

    Hicks and Carlin are long missed.  Chappelle is close up their and so is Rogan, but they can both be edgier than they are.  Dave kept his soul and CC fucked it up with him.  I say have his own late night comedy on Current TV because they have balls over there

  38. Jburton14 | Jun 8, 2011 at 10:39 pm |

    Hicks and Carlin are long missed.  Chappelle is close up their and so is Rogan, but they can both be edgier than they are.  Dave kept his soul and CC fucked it up with him.  I say have his own late night comedy on Current TV because they have balls over there

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