Chappelle's Show : Season 1

Season #: 1, 2, 3
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 1 out of 16

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  1. May 26, 2013
    7
    Dave Chappelle received plenty of criticism during the two seasons of his self-titled TV show but never held back from saying what he thought. The show consists of a short stand-up segments from Chappelle that introduce sketches such as 'Ask a Black Dude' and 'Great Moments in Hook up History'.

    The sketches can be a little hit and miss and, being English, I didn't always understand the
    Dave Chappelle received plenty of criticism during the two seasons of his self-titled TV show but never held back from saying what he thought. The show consists of a short stand-up segments from Chappelle that introduce sketches such as 'Ask a Black Dude' and 'Great Moments in Hook up History'.

    The sketches can be a little hit and miss and, being English, I didn't always understand the American cultural references but when he hits the mark Chappelle is painfully funny. For me the second season improved on this already fairly funny show, it is just shame contract and creative disputes but an early end to season 3 and eventually the show.
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  2. Nov 1, 2013
    10
    Tis show is up there with the greatest. This show was very courageous and broke new ground in comedy with many sketches being very raw and being based on many controversial topics, like race. A truly hilarious show that always delivered, with shockingly brilliant writing and very talented musical performers. In my eyes, this show was a comedic gem that could be compared to Mr. Show or KidsTis show is up there with the greatest. This show was very courageous and broke new ground in comedy with many sketches being very raw and being based on many controversial topics, like race. A truly hilarious show that always delivered, with shockingly brilliant writing and very talented musical performers. In my eyes, this show was a comedic gem that could be compared to Mr. Show or Kids in the Hall. Don't miss out on this one. Expand
  3. Jul 11, 2014
    9
    Great Memories from this show back in the day, always looking late at night for some new Episodes on MTV and CC. Genius Comedy, unbelievable great Sketches
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Detroit Free Press
    Reviewed by: Mike Duffy
    Sep 27, 2013
    80
    A wild and funny thing. [22 Jan 2003]
  2. New York Post
    Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Sep 27, 2013
    90
    This show is genuinely ingenious, and hilariously outrageous - not to mention courageous. Plenty of people will find Chappelle's Show offensive - but then again, whenever you do something completely new, it's bound to offend somebody. In this case, it will offend a lot of somebodies. [22 Jan 2003, p.71]
  3. Chicago Sun-Times
    Reviewed by: Phil Rosenthal
    Sep 27, 2013
    63
    There are funny sketches and ones that go down in flames in comedian Dave Chappelle's erratic new series, which is interesting due to the unexplored territories it tills and the way it dares to offend sensitive types. [22 Jan 2003, p.53]