Call Dave Chappelle canceled and loving it.
Chappelle occupies a unique space in the entertainment pantheon: Not only is he a comedy legend but, at age 48, he’s still relevant and edgy. In fact, his only problem is that comedians aren’t expected to be edgy nowadays. Laughs are less important than applause. Sacred cows aren’t supposed to be slaughtered; they’re supposed to be genuflected to.
But that’s the great thing about being a comedy legend: One assumes Chappelle’s been told, and one assumes Chappelle doesn’t care. Remember, this is the guy who walked away from a massive contract for his own comedy sketch show for reasons he never fully explained — except, one presumes, he was unhappy with the material.
Thus, when calls for his