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New Documentary Tells Why Dave Chappelle Walked Away From His Show [VIDEO]

The Chappelle’s Show was one of the greatest sketch comedy shows in TV history.  So why did Dave Chappelle walk away from it and a $50 million contract?  A documentary may shed some light on that question.

Dave Chappelle-photo by Slaven Vlasic via Getty Images

If your Dave Chappelle, money isn’t everything.  The famous comedian went into hiatus almost immediately after walking away from one of the greatest sketch comedy shows in TV history.   To his fans delight, Dave Chappelle is back and funnier than ever performing several dates at the famed Radio City Music Hall.

However, most can’t help but wonder why he walked away from the Chappelle Show ended so abruptly?  And why did Chappelle walk away from a reported $50 million contract with Comedy Central?

In this documentary created by editor Brandon Farley, Chappelle’s Show: The 50 Million Dollar Questionhe attempts to shed some light on the subject.

Chappelle’s Show: The 50 Million Dollar Question is a 2-hour documentary filled with interviews featuring Chappelle and co-creator Neal Brennan.  Together the two explain how corporate interests and pressure led to the fall of one of the greatest sketch comedy shows in TV history.

Vulture reported, the documentary was on YouTube about a year ago but, removed shortly after.

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