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Dave Chappelle at the Palladium proves he 'never stopped working'

Dave Chappelle at the Palladium proves he 'never stopped working'

To many, Dave Chappelle has been missing in action; the beloved comedian has been hard to come by since the end of his Comedy Central sketch show “Chappelle’s Show” in 2006. But as he took to the stage of Hollywood’s Palladium on Thursday night, the 42-year-old made it clear that this wasn’t a comeback.

“People always say, ‘Where have you been?’ ” he said at the start of the show. “I never stopped working because I didn’t get the money.”

The crowd erupted in laughter and applause of approval. Such a response would characterize the entire set: hundreds of people cackling...

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