By Zachary Swickey
Six years later, we are still lamenting the loss of one of the funniest (and most successful) sketch shows in television history, “Chappelle’s Show.” While comedian Dave Chappelle has kept an insanely low profile – occasionally making rare surprise appearances at comedy clubs at ungodly hours like 2:40AM – he’s supposedly “still got it” and it appears Chris Rock is itchin’ to get the star back on tour.
Rumors first surfaced last October about a Rock/Chappelle joint comedy tour between the two icons, but nothing ever came of the walk … until now. Vulture caught up with Rock at the Sundance Film Festival to talk about his upcoming movie “2 Days in New York” (a sequel to the underappreciated gem “2 Days in Paris” starring Julie Delpy and Adam Goldberg), and he slyly revealed the tour still might happen.
“I’ve been talking to Chappelle a lot. Been trying to get Chappelle to go on tour,” he said. Watch the Throne even apparently provided some new inspiration: “After seeing Kanye and Jay-Z, I was like, ‘Me and Dave should do this.’”
Last August, Chappelle conducted his first interview in five years with San Fransisco’s Wild 94.9 and shed absolutely no light on his career or future (other than explaining a recent “meltdown” he had in Miami, where he stood on stage silently without telling jokes for 45 minutes). If you’re worried our favorite comedian is on drugs, his recent new physique argues quite the contrary. We’ll keep our fingers crossed, because we can’t imagine the love this tour would get if it actually comes to light.