Dave Chappelle Has ‘Hurt Feelings’ Because He Gets No Credit for ‘Key & Peele’ Success

March 21, 2017 1:09 pm

Comedian Dave Chappelle thinks he should get more credit for helping establishing the foundation upon which Key & Peele, the hit Comedy Central sketch show, built its success.

When asked about Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele’s  during an interview with Gayle King for CBS This Morning, Chappelle gave a surprising response.

“I’m a fan of their show,” Chappelle answered. “When I did Chappelle’s Show, there were certain conventions of the show that the network resisted. I fought the network very hard so that those conventions could come to fruition.”

One of the conventions he’s referring to is the length of sketches. Chappelle name-checks his 10 minute-long “Black White Supremacist” as one that network executives tried to shorten to five minutes.

“[Network executives said] ‘Well, that’s 10 minutes long. It should be five minutes long.’ Why should it be five minutes long?” he said during an interview promoting his new Netflix special. “These types of conventions … I fought very hard.

“When I watch Key & Peele, and I see they’re doing a format that I created, and at the end of the show it says ‘Created by Key & Peele’ — that hurts my feelings.”

Listen to the full interview below.


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