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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 42 Ratings

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  • Summary: David Alan Grier's latest sketch comedy show targets news programs.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Paul Farhi
    The cable network might have found "Chappelle's" worthy replacement in Chocolate News.
  2. We get the feeling Grier is much more concerned with scoring a laugh than raising an issue, which makes his well-placed jabs all the more clever.
  3. 75
    Chocolate News" is funny like Chappelle, edgy like "In Living Color" and smart like "The Daily Show," but without the smugness.
  4. Chocolate News has the funny part down; now it just needs to make some fresher observations.
  5. Reviewed by: Clark Collis
    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
  6. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    In all, not a great debut, but one with potential, and it shows off Grier's versatility well.
  7. David Alan Grier, star of the new Chocolate News gets points for moxie, but the series fails on too many other counts.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 26
  2. Negative: 20 out of 26
  1. Dec 9, 2011
    The potential was there but it was terrible execution of this show. There were a few funny moments but it was mostly trash and it was pretty boring as well. Expand

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