Chapelle's Show was an innovative and amazingly funny sketch comedy show created and produced by comedian/actor Dave Chapelle. Chapelle's show was unique because of its creator and The Way
the show poked fun at famous people and racial stereotypes.
Chapelle's Show, although sometime hailed as controversial, was considered very funny and popular by a large mainstream audience. Some of the sketches on the Chapelle Show brilliantly mixed situations in which real television shows or movies are matched to comedic scenarios with unlikely pop icons.
One of the most famous episodes of the Chapelle show was an episode of True Hollywood Stories with old-school R&B artist, Rick James
. The story centered around an interview with Charlie Murphy
(better known as Eddie Murphy's brother) and his violent relationship with the sometimes volatile Rick James
. The episode was very popular and actually spawned the popular phrase ("I'm Rick James
Some of Dave Chapelle's targets included the R&B/rockstar Prince and superstar rap producer Lil Jon
The Chapelle show created many funny characters as well. From creating the parody of the news show, "Frontline"; Dave Chapelle introduced us to one of the funniest paradigms in way of racial stereotypes. The episode introduced the world to a character named Clayton Bigsby, a black man that was born blind, raised in the all white southern town and was racist against black people. The episode was a testament to Dave Chapelle's comedic genius. The show was canceled in 2004, but still remains as one of the funniest shows on the Comedy Network.