Exactly five years ago today, I wrote about Dave Chappelle.
The Associated Press is reporting at this hour that Dave Chappelle has checked himself into a mental health facility in South Africa. "It seems like the issues he's contending with are really quite serious," said Dade Hayes, a senior editor at Entertainment Weekly. "It isn't a case of him spending a weekend someplace recuperating from exhaustion."
This isn't a rehab centre to beat an addiction to drugs, this is exactly what I suspected. The imbalance that plagues Chappelle is precisely the trait that aided in producing one of the funniest human beings on the planet. The greatest comedians are always afflicted with such psychoses. I'm certain there's a correlation.
For Chappelle's benefit, lets hope this edge can be dulled to a healthy point. It's a fine line between genius and madness and I fear Chappelle just tumbled over it.
That was five years ago. I considered Dave Chappelle to be one of the funniest guys on the planet. Since then, he put out Block Party, but that's about it. Unless I missed it.
Where the hell is Dave Chappelle? I miss him.
Let's get the bias declaration out of the way. I like Obama, I dislike Jay Leno. There, it's out there, now let's move on.
Last night, at the 2010 White House Correspondents Association Dinner in Washington, D.C., President Obama was very funny. He's been very funny before. In this clip, you can watch Obama's routine followed by Jay Leno's routine at the 17-minute mark.
There's no comparison. Obama killed, Leno wilted.
I haven't seen something this good in a while. It's a trailer for the upcoming Weird Al Yankovic biopic.
Five years ago this month, I wrote about Doctor Demento.
I record SNL because I'm too old to watch it live. On Saturday, I caught up on the Zach Galifianakis show (he's a funny mofo) and last night I got to see one of my favourite bands of all-time (Pearl Jam!).
SNL is pretty hit and miss these days, but the Digital Shorts from The Lonely Island are consistently good. The Pearl Jam ep featured a Lonely Island tune called "Boombox" featuring the vocal styling of The Strokes' Julian Casablancas, and well... I really liked it.
Here it is until NBC pulls it.
I enjoyed this. It's a brief history of pretty much everything.
If you liked the literal version of A-Ha's "Take On Me", the literal version of "Head Over Heels" by Tears For Fears and the literal version of Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart", you'll love this.
It's the literal version of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean".
I've been offline all day and out of the loop. As I catch up on what I've missed, I see Jimmy Kimmel appeared on Jay Leno's show and totally bitch slapped him.
Leno doesn't seem to realize he's being publicly pounded on his own show. What happened to NIMBYism?
Very well played, Mr. Kimmel...
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