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Friday, February 17, 2006

Wrap it up B!

I was fortunate enough to catch most of Inside the Actor's Studio when Dave Chappelle was the guest, thanks to my condo's handy common room complete with a big screen and cable tv. It was such a good show that I actually wouldn't mind trying to find it online and watch it again.

James Lipton was an excellent host -- he kept the interview serious yet filled with humor. Chappelle seemed at ease, and I think he trusted Lipton by the way he openly talked about his personal history as well as current issues with Hollywood and the reason he went to Africa. The bottom line was that in Africa, the people surrounding Chappelle didn't know about his success at all. He said they simply treated him like a normal person, and that was all he needed.

The Chappelle Show actually taught me something that I try to employ (when possible) when writing my blog entries. Some blogs out there ramble on forever. I don't know if people are overly obsessed with themselves, or if they simply need to document everything and assume people care: "Today we woke up and had eggs for breakfast. Then we walked the dog. Here's a picture of my dog. He's so cute. I made my dog a doggy sweater. He's a picture of the sweater. It's so cute. Then we had lunch. We ate at Applebees, because it's the best. I had the surf and turf. Here's a picture. It was so cute..."

My Chappelle Show-inspired response to these ramblings (and the response you should give me in case I do the same): "Yo, you better wrap it up B!"

3 comments:

Matt N. said...

I think the skit in question is No. 3 in Chapelle's repetoir behind Rick James "You don't do that, its not right...yeah I did it." and "White Power." Carry on Olson.

Addie said...

Indeed, I thought James Lipton was a great interviewer for Chappelle. The Dance-Off was priceless! I thought it was a welcome departure from the Oprah interview ( see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDC1SLPYvl4&search=%22Dave%20Chappelle%22%20%22Inside%20the%20Actor%27s%20Studio%22 for comparison)

Addie said...

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