|Comedy Central to show Chappelle sketches
||[Dec. 7th, 2005|01:19 pm]
NEW YORK (AP) — Dave Chappelle is back on Comedy Central — well, kind of.
The wildly popular comedian, who last spring walked off his show just weeks before its season premiere, will be on view in four episodes' worth of sketches he filmed before his startling exit, the cable channel announced Monday.
The four half-hours of Chappelle's Show will premiere in weekly showings next April, May or June, the network said.
A 2 1/2-minute preview of this never-before-seen footage will be included in Comedy Central's Last Laugh '05 special, which premieres Sunday, 9 p.m. ET.
Still to be determined ishow the sketches will be packaged, since Chappelle's on-stage introductions were never produced. A full season would have been between 10 and 13 episodes.