Saturday, April 30, 2005

No more "Rick James..."

"I'm Rick James...." This phrase has been made popular by the hit Comedy Central sketch television show The Cheppelle Show. Dave Chappelle has had huge succes with only two seasons of his show airing on Comedy Central. Fans of the stand up and sketch comedy star expected to catch the first of new episodes of his series on May 31st. Sadly, it won't happen. Comedy Central announced this week that the show has been postponed until an undisclosed time in the future. Network spokesman Tony Fox told reporters, "Comedy Central has suspended production on the third season of Chappelle's Show until further notice. All parties are optimistic that production will resume in the near future." Last December, Chappelle's health problems caused Comedy Central to admit that the show was running late in it's production. Since the star of the show has not commented yet on the new reason for his absence, his fans will have to wait for the real deal from their funny star. One thing's for sure: whatever the problem is, it can't be a money issue. Chappelle signed a $50 million deal last year to continue his sketch series exclusively for Comedy Central for at least two more years.


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