Dave Chappelle: Collection 1 (2017)

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Critic Consensus: Chappelle is back and better than ever in the honest, provocative, and insightful Dave Chappelle: Collection 1 which offers moments for both laughter and contemplation.

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Air date: Mar 21, 2017
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Air date: Mar 21, 2017

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The specials are from Chappelle's personal vault: Dave Chappelle: The Age of Spin, was filmed at The Palladium in Los Angeles in March 2016, and Dave Chappelle: Deep in the Heart of Texas, was filmed at Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater in Austin, TX in April 2015. Within each of the two hour-long specials, self-financed by Chappelle and directed by Stan Lathan, the Emmy®-nominated comedian brings his unflinching comedic style, tackling race, class, politics, pop culture, and more.

Critic Reviews for Dave Chappelle Collection 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (6)

Raunchy, offensive, funny.

Mar 21, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

If, say, you didn't feel your expectations met watching him on Deep in the Heart of Texas, there's The Age of Spin right after it to enjoy.

Dec 19, 2017 | Full Review…

If Chappelle really wants to be a feminist he should read some bell hooks, and Angela Davis, or the book Women of Color and Feminism by Dr. Maythee Rojas. It might help him understand that rape is a sensitive subject for all women.

Sep 26, 2017 | Full Review…

The specials work in an episodic fashion; watching them together gives a deeper experience.

Sep 8, 2017 | Full Review…

What's most striking about his performances isn't how shocking they are, but how they reveal the extent to which the rest of the comedy world has caught up to Chappelle's brand of provocation.

Apr 28, 2017 | Full Review…

Chappelle embarks on one of the most intellectually and narratively impressive moments of his career.

Apr 12, 2017 | Full Review…

Dave Chappelle is back, rising like a phoenix from the ashes of his self imposed exile, with plenty of insight to share.

Apr 5, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Time and again, Chappelle shows a willingness to dissect his own thinking, share his own foibles and be honest about his mistakes and doubts.

Mar 21, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

After nearly three decades in show business (he was 14 when he first went onstage), Mr. Chappelle not only has a new kind of gravitas, but he has also embraced his status as an older comic with mature worries.

Mar 21, 2017 | Full Review…

Just like the two hours I watched 14 years ago, watching these two hours makes it feel like Chappelle is working toward something. It's his way of telling us, "I'm around, I'm doing shows, and I'm having a great time."

Mar 21, 2017 | Full Review…

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