Why Comedian Dave Chappelle Walked Away From $50 million | The Oprah Winfrey Show | OWN

  • Published: 16 October 2019
  • Dave Chappelle was the hottest comedian in the country⁠—until he disappeared. In his first television interview since returning to the public eye, Dave Chappelle talked to Oprah about his decision to walk off the set of his hit television show, Chappelle Show, and away from a $50 million contract. For more on #oprahwinfreyshow, visit WatchOWN.tv/TOWS
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    Why Comedian Dave Chappelle Walked Away From $50 million | The Oprah Winfrey Show | OWN
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  • Tshepo mpatane
    Tshepo mpatane  1 hours back

    and South Africa welcomed and embraced him for who he was... and to think that this man has more specials coming up is crazy and phenomenal

    • Arthur Clark Jr
      Arthur Clark Jr  3 hours back

      This interview went over a lot of closed minded people heads 😩he said a whole lot by saying very little don’t be surprised what comes next🤦🏽‍♀️ stay woke 👀

      • Gabriel Gwanchizo
        Gabriel Gwanchizo  11 hours back

        Fuq u Oprah ...not cool.....make an interview like that on white ' crazy' celebrities.

        • EveryDay Life
          EveryDay Life  11 hours back

          He said I bounced and she said well that sounds krazy 🤬

          • Richard Salmon
            Richard Salmon  16 hours back

            Dave did wear a dress. His first role was Robin Hood: Men In Tights. He was in a medieval gown on. Been sold out and came back as a clone.

            • Future Prediction
              Future Prediction  1 days back

              Oprah scares me...

              • Avery Erhard
                Avery Erhard  1 days back

                I dont get why people are hating on Oprah’s questions, she was very journalistic and detailed which I apppreciate. Cuz Dave is all over the place and very vague with his answers

                • Brian Vasquez
                  Brian Vasquez  1 days back

                  Be warned, this video has edited out certain key things that Mr. Chappelle said...

                  • David Reyes
                    David Reyes  1 days back

                    2006? Hes show ended around 2003.he claims to be gone for 10 yrs. I feel like I need to beat up the person who wrote 2006.

                    • rose rey
                      rose rey  1 days back

                      I am paranoid too oprah every time I get my paycheck

                      • YUNGKEYZ
                        YUNGKEYZ  2 days back

                        "Your handlers". Hmmmm

                        • jgsocal196
                          jgsocal196  2 days back

                          Anyone know where the full interview is at?

                          • Danny Villa
                            Danny Villa  2 days back


                            • Mr ?
                              Mr ?  3 days back

                              Don't get her pregnant😂

                              • messiah
                                messiah  3 days back

                                This isn’t how the industry works, you can’t say no to a deal then get rewarded with better things after, it’s physically impossible to even get popular airtime without selling your soul. It’s the devils greatest trick, we’re sitting here applauding him for “not selling” his soul but that’s what the act is, for us to engage in that and idolise him more. To get interviews or gigs or to be on charts you need to sell your soul, it’s fixed, we only see what they want us to see, he’s just another wild in sheep’s clothing don’t be fooled easily.

                                • Justin Bennett
                                  Justin Bennett  3 days back

                                  I just want the original frame to be the bigger picture. G.n

                                  • Justin Bennett
                                    Justin Bennett  3 days back

                                    I'm glad I have no friends

                                    • Justin Bennett
                                      Justin Bennett  3 days back

                                      I'm crazy in love with God.

                                      I have tons of bundles through him.

                                      • Justin Bennett
                                        Justin Bennett  3 days back

                                        My guy

                                        • Joshua Collier
                                          Joshua Collier  3 days back

                                          This is amazing

                                          • Ryan Bail
                                            Ryan Bail  3 days back

                                            Because he's a lazy person who only works when the money runs out. Not funny anymore. Go back to Africa.

                                            • Rose Opinya
                                              Rose Opinya  3 days back

                                              GET AWAY FROM OPRAHHHHH!!! 😂

                                              • Jemila Gulston
                                                Jemila Gulston  3 days back

                                                They wanted him to sell his soul

                                                • Jake Rag
                                                  Jake Rag  4 days back

                                                  Knew Dave was real but you could really see in his eyes here

                                                  • Ronnie Jay
                                                    Ronnie Jay  4 days back

                                                    It's telling how Oprah is so stunned that Dave walked away from $50 million. Oprah as rich as she is, wouldn't walk away from 50 bucks.

                                                    • Gibborim Black
                                                      Gibborim Black  4 days back

                                                      I am a big fan of Dave Chapelle. Tho lately he’s been diving way too deeply into the political pool. I hope he stops, otherwise I’ll end up losing respect for him, like I did for another favorite genius of mine, Robert DeNiro. Jimmy Kimmel(a childhood friend of mine/I was on his show). And many other entertainers who suddenly believe their fantasy life experience applies to the reality of middle and low income America.
                                                      That said.. The reason why I have an advanced appreciation for Chapelle is, he is truly intelligent. He thinks before he talks. And when he says something, it often makes a great deal of sense. In fact, that is why his comedy is so funny. It’s because he extracts the truth of society and adds humor to it.
                                                      Most comics are brilliant people, Dave is no exception.

                                                      • Jontae Williamson
                                                        Jontae Williamson  4 days back

                                                        Keep your head up Dave and dont sell out to Hollywood.

                                                        • Jontae Williamson
                                                          Jontae Williamson  4 days back

                                                          Dave chapelle is the realist person in show business he is not a sell out he knows how Hollywood works, stay strong Chapelle we got your back.

                                                          • Jontae Williamson
                                                            Jontae Williamson  4 days back

                                                            He is not crazy he is telling the truth but Oprah is trying to make him sound crazy and she is trying to make the audience think he is crazy.

                                                            • Jontae Williamson
                                                              Jontae Williamson  4 days back

                                                              Dave is real and Oprah is a sell out

                                                              • Sheree Duplessis
                                                                Sheree Duplessis  4 days back

                                                                A husband lead so she knows her place

                                                                • Marcus MIDI
                                                                  Marcus MIDI  4 days back

                                                                  Same with music industry. Totally understand what he's saying. Massive respect for Chappelle

                                                                  • Bull Winkle Like-Button Pusher

                                                                    Old story 2006. He is happier and grounded.

                                                                    • Michael
                                                                      Michael  4 days back

                                                                      When I was in the 7th grade this little black kid walked by (same age, I was just bigger than him at the time) and asked if I was ok, I guess I looked sad. We ended up being friends. He came to my house one day with a Chappelles show season DVD. Me and him were dying laughing for hours watching it,, it was the funniest thing I ever saw at the time. Good times. We love you Dave 👍

                                                                      • Ryma Racabre
                                                                        Ryma Racabre  5 days back

                                                                        Awkward interview is an understatement.

                                                                        • MN N
                                                                          MN N  5 days back

                                                                          I don’t necessarily think she’s the best interviewer. But she has to make good tv. He knew what’s good for HIM.

                                                                          • Ms.DJGlenn
                                                                            Ms.DJGlenn  5 days back

                                                                            Control; discredit; handlers; manipulate; sacrifice; positioning to get into your mind; strings attached; marked man. #protectyoursanity #protectyoursoul

                                                                            • Mr. Murphy
                                                                              Mr. Murphy  5 days back

                                                                              Oprah pregnant with dave Kid 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

                                                                              • Sunday Weiss
                                                                                Sunday Weiss  5 days back

                                                                                Comic geniuses are often labeled insane. Insanely authentic and interesting😋

                                                                                • Sunday Weiss
                                                                                  Sunday Weiss  5 days back

                                                                                  The story of Dave’s mother is wonderful.

                                                                                  • Senator Velveteen
                                                                                    Senator Velveteen  5 days back

                                                                                    Oprah is reaching here...He's telling her he was stressed but she keeps trying to make him say he had a mental breakdown or was crazy like there is more to it......Not cool.

                                                                                    • Arica Thomas sr.
                                                                                      Arica Thomas sr.  5 days back

                                                                                      He actually walked away from 500 million but they was cutting only 10% when contract said he’d hed get 50% which 250 million but that’s just the lying white system at hand

                                                                                      • PromoTechs
                                                                                        PromoTechs  5 days back

                                                                                        oprah is just a mouthpiece for that culture it seems alot her questions are trying pin blame on Dave

                                                                                        • Rudy Lugo V
                                                                                          Rudy Lugo V  5 days back

                                                                                          Thanks fam

                                                                                          • Daniel Bathaei
                                                                                            Daniel Bathaei  5 days back

                                                                                            "what is a BLACK man without his paranoia intact?" Sneak dissing Oprah

                                                                                            • unicohijo
                                                                                              unicohijo  5 days back

                                                                                              50 mil gotta lot of headaches

                                                                                              • Jimmy Melonseed
                                                                                                Jimmy Melonseed  5 days back


                                                                                                • Joe Sullivan
                                                                                                  Joe Sullivan  6 days back

                                                                                                  You know she has an earpiece of someone telling her what to ask. Shes a fraud and a sell out