Chappelle Comedy Column In The Source, 1992
Sunday May 31st 2009,
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A young Dave Chappelle cracks some funnies for The Source‘s Punchline column back when House of Pain were considered “cutting edge” and “X” hats were a must-have item.


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Maybe it’s just that it’s all in the delivery, but I’m thinking Chapelle got a lot funnier later in his career. Nice post!

Comment by hotbox 05.31.09 @

What ever happened to Cloak and Diaper? I bet that was a hot one!

Comment by Finally 05.31.09 @

those are just his old stand up jokes from when he was a teenager

Comment by Mercilesz 05.31.09 @

^^im about to google it right now lol

Comment by dj blendz 05.31.09 @

cloak and diaper got changed to ‘undercover blues’..them jokes was corny esp. coming from someone like chappelle

Comment by dj blendz 05.31.09 @

ha ha that was a lil piece of gold right there…

thanks Rob Nat

Comment by Lumberjack 05.31.09 @

when i was 12 i thought those jokes were pretty funny. 1st time I ever saw chappelle was on Teen Summit a couple years be4 that article in the source. He was a kid when he wrote those jokes…

Comment by Mercilesz 05.31.09 @

Damn! I think I remember that issue! Damn, I remember when The Source was the bible!

Comment by Ro 06.01.09 @

LMAO @ Dougie (sic) Howser.

Obviously, this is weak, old material from a very young Dave. However, with Chapelle, more than just about any other comic out ther, it is all in the delivery. He was a funny inflection, and funny mannerisms.

It ain’t all that different from rap, actually. Material is only part of the equation.

Comment by digglahhh 06.06.09 @



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