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Dave Chappelle Probably Does Drugs

Let me preface this by saying I think Dave Chappelle is one of the funniest guys in the business. He’s super duper funny. In fact, as I noted back in the day, (the “day” being April 18th) I’m a big ol’ fan of his antics.

That said, the man is clearly on drugs. Check this out:

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dave Chappelle was hospitalized over the weekend for exhaustion, his publicist said Tuesday. The 33-year-old comedian checked into an emergency room on Saturday and was released a few hours later, publicist Carla Sims said. “It was exhaustion; he had been traveling,” she said. “He’s fine.”

Yes, the rigorous travel made him “exhausted.” Actually, you should throw some airquotes up if you can on the word “exhaustion” because it so so deserves them. Exhaustion is code for “even his friends (that also do drugs) were freaked out because he combined the dragon with the eight ball so they dropped him at the front door of the hospital before peeling out so that the cop who’s stationed at the ER waiting room couldn’t catch their license plate number.” Man, that’s a long code.

When people are tired they check into a spa. Or a Hyatt. Or they go back to their mansion and order up a bevy of hookers to make them grilled cheese sandwiches. What don’t they do? Head off to the hospital.

Maybe he was tired and I’m reading too much into this. Actually I am pretty tired right now. I could use a grilled cheese.

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  • Dave Chapelle is a comic genius. That being said, there have been whispers that his “rock climbing” was getting dangerous. Then outa control and now off the hook. He quoted Rick James on his show “Cocaine is a HELLOVA drug!” It’s not so funny now.

  • A lot of comedy comes from pain. The funniest guys in the world, are often very sensitive and laugh to keep from crying. Please get help Dave.

  • People are looking into this too much. It’s not at all what it seems. Chapp, it was nice talking with you in YS. Lets walk the Glen sometime!


    Look, if he’s on drugs, why the hell would he turn down a fiddy million dollar contract? That makes no sense.

    Dave is not on drugs. I think he just has a lot of anxiety.