As every Chappelle’s Show fan knows, Dave never misses an opportunity to mock celebrity culture. And he does so without mercy. From the artificial personas of Hollywood stars to the constant pressure to sell out, he always finds something about show business worthy of ridicule. Check out some of his most vicious attacks in these classic sketches to see what we mean.
DAVE MEETS SHOW BUSINESS
To most people, show business is an abstract concept. Not to Dave. In his world, showbiz is a “Wizard of Oz”-style floating head that wants to you to mortgage your creative freedom in exchange for a line of breakfast cereal with your face on the box. That may not sit right with Dave, but there’s no denying this: Marshmallow crack pipes sound delicious.
THE REAL WAYNE BRADY
Many celebrities have sides of their personalities that they keep hidden from the public, and Wayne Brady is no different. As Dave discovers on a terrifying night out with the family-friendly TV star, Wayne is secretly a murderous sociopath capable of neither compassion nor remorse. So the next time you read a puff piece on your favorite actor, remember that a maniac may be lurking just below the surface.
LIL JON TRAVELS HIS OWN WAY
One of the perks of being a hip-hop superstar is talking to airport employees however you want — even forcing them to repeat themselves over and over… and over and over. Celebrities: They’re in no way like us!
P. DIDDY GETS DEMANDING
The cast of “Making the Band” shows that succeeding in the entertainment industry is grueling. Along with group infighting and constant pressure, you sometimes have to deal with P. Diddy telling you to walk to Queens to buy him a sugar cookie. Welcome to showbiz, kid.
DAVE’S HOUSE IS BETTER THAN YOURS
Anyone who’s seen “MTV Cribs” knows that celebrities have incredibly opulent houses — a fact that Dave brutally satirizes here. With an in-home sweatshop and dinosaur egg breakfasts, Dave reveals how show business can turn anyone into a wealthy, labor-abusing monster. (That fur coat does look comfy, though.)