Chocolate News : Season 1

User Score
3.1

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 42
  2. Negative: 29 out of 42

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  1. JamesO.
    Nov 19, 2008
    8
    Pretty good. Had some funny vignettes. People are comparing this to chappelle's show, and while the two are similar, they really can't be compared. I think it's being unfairly compared to chappelle's show only because they're both black. This show has a lot more relevant political humor than Chappelle does.
  2. Andre
    Dec 18, 2008
    9
    DAG is a graduate of Yale Drama. If your IQ is to low to process this show then your missing out. This show is Frasier of sketch comedy. This is not the Chappelle Show. Chappelle had some great skits, but they were hit and miss just like all skit shows. The people that are trying to compare these shows have no idea of what real comedy is. The viewers that clam it isn't funny are the DAG is a graduate of Yale Drama. If your IQ is to low to process this show then your missing out. This show is Frasier of sketch comedy. This is not the Chappelle Show. Chappelle had some great skits, but they were hit and miss just like all skit shows. The people that are trying to compare these shows have no idea of what real comedy is. The viewers that clam it isn't funny are the ones that want to laugh at a skinny jackass who will do a black crack head skit and a black Klan leader, rather then one who can have a wide range of characters. If you notice no matter how crazy DAG's characters are, they always end on a positive note.Chappelle lacked ingredients of a true comedy.He was more of a minstrel show. He always harped on racial togetherness, but all his skits where on black stereotypes and he complained about whites all the time. Interesting how is best friend and co-writer is white, but yet he acts like they are the DEVIL. DAG has skits from school principles to porn stars . His commentary covers all groups. If you do something dumb then he is going to call you on it.DAG covers all bases. Chapelle used the N word every other second, how is that funny? As an African American male I was tired of hearing it. Why do you think Bill Cosby and the other powers that be wanted him off the air. I think both shows have their place, but if you don't get it then turn the channel. I never liked the show Friends, but loved Seinfeld. To different shows that were both sitcoms that you cant compare. Chappelle and Chocolate News are both sketch shows that can't be compared. Expand
  3. DwightB.
    Oct 23, 2008
    10
    As funny, if not funnier than Chappelle Show. Just as powerful as "I'm Rick James, b***h!", people are going to sing and hum Phat Man's 'No Child Left Behind' for months to come. The first two episodes were flawless. Shows like Frank Tv highlight Frank's ability to do impersonations, but I've gone countless episodes without cracking a smile ( He was a lot As funny, if not funnier than Chappelle Show. Just as powerful as "I'm Rick James, b***h!", people are going to sing and hum Phat Man's 'No Child Left Behind' for months to come. The first two episodes were flawless. Shows like Frank Tv highlight Frank's ability to do impersonations, but I've gone countless episodes without cracking a smile ( He was a lot funnier on Mad TV). David Alan Grier is a Comedic Genius! Can't wait for episode 3! Expand
  4. KT
    Oct 31, 2008
    9
    Solid comedy by David Alan Grier, who has been an underrated talent. It can only get better as he settles into the format.
  5. TeeJ
    Jan 28, 2009
    9
    I have always loved D.A.G. and I am hapy he has finally found the proper forum for his tremendous and versitile talent. I absolutely LOVE this show. So much so that I have watched the episodes again on On-Demand. Keep up the good work!!
Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 75
    This is social satire, and Grier's job is to make a mainstream audience see race and power in new ways. That often involves shock.
  2. 70
    Credit Grier for trying, credit Comedy Central for adding another voice to the mix, and keep hoping that a show like this eventually hits its stride.
  3. It pales-- satirically speaking, anyway--when compared with the "Daily Show," especially with Chocolate's tired sketch about imaginary rapper Phat Man. More promising is a bit in which Grier's Maya Angelou recites a poem penned to commemorate a McCain victory