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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. DwightB.
    Oct 23, 2008
    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
  2. KT
    Oct 31, 2008
    Solid comedy by David Alan Grier, who has been an underrated talent. It can only get better as he settles into the format.
  3. KyleC
    Nov 7, 2008
    This show was alot better when it was called The Chappelle Show. D.A.G.'s handlers just have him screaming about how white people are dumb and black people can't do anything wrong. Fail. Expand
  4. alexb
    Nov 24, 2008
    Very stupid show, not funny at all
  5. joshwizzzes
    Dec 12, 2008
    its just playing bad.....Its jokes are just stupid...
  6. MikeM.
    Oct 26, 2008
    This is the worst show I have ever seen. If I had known that taking a crap on film would be considered a show, my show would be better then chocolate news. That show is so insulting to the afro americans its not even funny. If you love this show, email me and I will poop on a napkin, and you will go crazy! Expand
  7. ryanchesney
    Dec 13, 2008
    I was expecting a pretty good show just because I watch Comedy Central pretty frequently and most of the shows are really good entertainment. However, this is probably one of the worst shows I've ever seen on the station. Expand

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