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Dave Chappelle Is (Finally) (Maybe) Working On A New Show

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Dave Chappelle is planning his comeback. Maybe. Six years after shutting down production on his hilarious “Chapelle Show,” the comic is rumored to be starting production on a new show. However, the rumor mill has it that the controversial comedian does not want to return to network television, and is instead hoping to air the show on a subscription service such as Netflix or Hulu.

Fans (and undoubtedly the network) were shocked when Chappelle famously flamed out on his old show, seemingly out of the blue. Chappelle walked out weeks before production started on the third season. Citing a lack of creative freedom, not only did he bail on the hit show, but also on the a $50 million dollar contract that went with it. Instead of showing up to work, he fled to Africa and then went on Oprah, as one does. Since then he’s been living a low-key life and performing a string of stand-up gigs. Now it seems he may be ready to get back in the TV game.

The Daily reported yesterday that while Chappelle is ready to return to television, he was not planning on returning to a network anytime soon. Rather, Chappelle was hoping to launch the new project on a subscription service like Netflix or Hulu. Since Netflix has already dropped $100 million on their first made-for-Netflix drama — the David Fincher and Kevin Spacey-driven “House of Cards” — this is not an implausible option. Except for the fact that his reps are denying it that any of it is true.

Yep, all these rumors that got fans of the offbeat comic twitterpated were denounced as “absolutely untrue” by Chappelle’s rep. Go ahead start weeping and rending your clothes and wearing sack cloth and ashes, because there Chappelle is not going to back on TV in the near future. But don’t worry, you’ll always have this:

And this:

And, of course, “I’m Rick James, bitch!”:

See? Thanks to the internet life is still worth living.


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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”


Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”


But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.

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It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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