Dave Chappelle is many things: an incredible stand-up, a brilliant sketch writer, the guy from “Half Baked” who everyone wants to get stoned with. But in addition to all that, he’s also something much more impressive: a clairvoyant. In retrospect, many of his sketches seemed to possess knowledge of the future that was unavailable to the rest of us mortals. (Or at the very least, they feel way more real now than they felt before.)
TUPAC IS ALIVE
Tupac is still alive! OK, he’s not (probably), but he did make a kind of return — in hologram form — at Coachella in 2012.
TV IS EVERYWHERE
People have watched TV while having sex since the days of black and white. But thanks to tablets, smartphones and flat-screens the size of a wall, it’s now easier than ever for Alf to creep his way into the bedroom.
THE INTERNET IS TERRIBLE
Dave saw the World Wide Web for what it was from the beginning: a digital mall full of creeps, scammers and Ron Jeremy. Dave may not have predicted our perennially rage-tweeting president, but he did see the darkness while they rest of us were just thinking, “Oooh! Online shopping is cool! This is sustainable!”
THE PRESIDENT WAS BLACK
It wasn’t Black Bush, but it did happen. (And judging by Black Bush’s record, that was probably for the best.)