Chappelle's Show: Season 1 (2003)

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Chappelle's Show

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Chappelle's Show finds the comedian elevating his devastating brand of comedy with a slew of memorable characters and sketches.

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Critic Ratings: 11

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User Ratings: 9
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Episodes

1
Air date: Jan 22, 2003
2
Air date: Jan 29, 2003
3
Air date: Feb 5, 2003
4
Air date: Feb 12, 2003
5
Air date: Feb 19, 2003
6
Air date: Feb 26, 2003
7
Air date: Mar 5, 2003
8
Air date: Mar 12, 2003
9
Air date: Mar 19, 2003
10
Air date: Mar 26, 2003
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A first-rate variety series that blends sketches, pop-culture parodies and music guests.

Critic Reviews for Chappelle's Show Season 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4)

He successfully walks a fine line, being punchy without offending.

Jul 16, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

What fuels this spotty but often funny sketch-comedy series is a kind of laid-back indignation, a refusal to believe that ignoring racial differences will make anyone's life better.

Sep 4, 2018 | Full Review…

A prankster with a mile-wide grin, Dave Chappelle knows no bounds when it comes to machine-gunned ridicule.

Dec 20, 2019 | Full Review…

It's premature to dismiss Chappelle's Show after one subpar episode, it's worth a second chance on the host's cred alone - assuming the same problems don't persist.

Jan 23, 2019 | Full Review…

Like Richard Pryor, George Carlin, and dozens of other comedians before him, Chappelle is incredibly interested in the contextual power of words.

Jul 16, 2018 | Full Review…
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These sketches are freaking hilarious. Absolutely funny, funny stuff.

Dec 20, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

The quick sketches, parodies and one-liners of Chappelle's Show fit him like a glove.

Dec 20, 2019 | Full Review…

At its best, the show is outrageous and hilarious at once...We're willing to tolerate some inconsistency if Chappelle can resist the temptation to congratulate himself on his controversial material.

Sep 4, 2018 | Full Review…

From the opening spoof on the Mitsubishi Eclipse commercials to the final Learning Channel special "Trading Spouses," Season One is full of fantastic routines.

Jul 16, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Like his idol, Richard Pryor, Chappelle uses his comedy to tackle issues of race, particularly the relationships between black and white people in America.

Jul 16, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Chappelle's genius is that he's able to mine the current, the political, the seamy, the gross and -- best of all -- the taboo for humor. In doing so, he makes viewers think.

Jul 16, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Chappelle's Show: Season 1

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