Chappelle's sketch comedy television series, "Chappelle's Show," written by Chappelle and his "Half-Baked" costar Neal Brennan, premiered on Comedy Central and soon became the network's No. 2 show. The Emmy-nominated series parodied racial stereotypes, politics and pop culture, and turned Chappelle into a household name. "His show is kind of like a salon, a raunchy salon with Chappelle as host, usually dressed in floppy hats and baggy street clothes, introducing comedic ideas that are then illustrated by filmed sketches that star Chappelle," reads a 2004 Los Angeles Times review. "Chappelle's host persona somehow channels both the emcee qualities of Bob Hope and the languid gait of Snoop Dogg."
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