Dave Chappelle left a Manhattan-size hole in Comedy Central's lineup when he curiously walked away from "Chappelle's Show" in 2005. But grieve no longer. The cable network might have found Chappelle's worthy replacement in Chocolate News.
Blasphemy, perhaps, to the vast Cult of Chappelle. But judging by its first episode tonight, Chocolate News could fill that void. Key word: could.
"Chappelle" sustained its lacerating and hilarious take on race and culture over more than two seasons, so the torch isn't passed to Chocolate News just yet. Still, the comparison is apt.
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