Comedian Dave Chappelle Back In Hollywood For Performances

Comedian Dave Chappelle

unexpectedly surfaced in Hollywood, appearing at two comedy theaters performing

unrehearsed.

According to industry trade

magazine Variety, Chappelle appeared at the Hollywood Improv and the Comedy

Store on Wednesday night, performing for small crowds.

The comedian had just arrived

from Los Angeles International Airport and told the crowds he was in the mood

to perform.

Many speculated about the

comedian’s mental well being, after he went missing during production

of the third season of “Chappelle’s Show.”

Chappelle came forward shortly

afterwards to rebuff published reports that he had checked into a South African

mental institution, although he was in South Africa.

“I’m not crazy, I’m

not smoking crack," Chappelle told Time magazine in an interview a little

over a week after Comedy Central indefinitely suspended the show. "I’m

not in a mental facility," said Chappelle. "I’m definitely stressed

out."

Chappelle later appeared

in his hometown of Yellow Springs, Ohio. Shortly after Chappelle’s disappearance,

Comedy Central aired ads for “Chappelle’s Show No-Show Marathon.”

Published reports have stated

that the third season of the show will not air this year.

While the third season didn’t

premiere on time, Chappelle continues to experience phenomenal success. The

second season of the comedian’s “Chappelle Show” series set

a record for first day sales, moving over 500,000 copies.

The DVD also broke

the first week sales record, moving over 1.2 million copies.

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