With the release of Dave Chappelle’s new special 8:46, we wanted to rank our favorite Dave Chappelle TV Specials. Early 2000s Chappelle and the Chappelle that we know now have produced some of the best comedy specials in history. Killin’ Them Softy will go down in history as quintessential 2000s comedy, and The Bird Revelation has set the tone for Chappelle’s modern political comedy. This list below shows our favorite specials and how they will be ranked when looking back at Chappelle’s career.
2004 | Comedy, Documentary
Comedian Dave Chappelle does what he does best in this outrageous and hilarious standup performance, which allows him to push the envelope far beyond what he does on his TV show. Taped in San Francisco at the famed Fillmore, Chappelle lets loose on such topics as black celebrities, what it's like to have raunchy fans of his TV show approach him while he's trying to enjoy Disneyland with his kids, Michael Jackson, Kobe Bryant... and crackheads, of course. It's comedy Chappelle-style and, for what it's worth, no one is safe from his barbs. But you already knew that!