Dave Chappelle: Career in pictures
Here's a look back at the Dave Chappelle's career in film, television and comedy.
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2002 | 'Undercover Brother'( Kerry Hayes / Universal Studios )
Chappelle, above right, played secret agent Conspiracy Brother in the 2002 blaxploitation spoof "Undercover Brother." The film also starred Aunjanue Ellis, left, as Sistah Girl, Eddie Griffin as Undercover Brother and Neil Patrick Harris as Lance, as well as Denise Richards, Chris Kattan, Billy Dee Williams and a cameo appearance by James Brown. The film was well received by critics and earned more than $41 million in worldwide box office.
"'Undercover Brother' has such a cheerfully zingy energy that you keep rooting for it even when its jokes turn flatter than a jump shot at a YMCA pickup game," reads the Los Angeles Times review of the film. "Sending up the blaxploitation films of the 1970s would seem an easy and pointless exercise, but this is a spoof comedy that, for once, has an actual point of view. ... No one is going to mistake 'Undercover Brother' for high-end cinema. Yet the movie does primarily what it sets out to do. It's breezily entertaining and culturally specific without resorting to gross-out jokes or cruelty. As Undercover Brother himself would say, 'Solid!' "