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Friday, July 22, 2005

Stella v. Chappelle-a

Posted by on July 22 at 12:39 PM

So, I’m biased because my friend is the co-creator and co-writer of Chappelle’s Show, but this Stella business that Comedy Central has proffered as a temporary replacement is about as funny as Non-Hodkin’s Lymphoma. Jesus. I’m sure those guys make their friends laughthey might even be talented live improv performers (where the physical feat of keeping a sketch going can be enough)but that’s not the same thing as being actually funny on TV. There are quotation marks around every word and gesture; it just reminds me of being at a party in 1994, except the vibe is even more joyless, and everyone’s wearing suits.