"I just watched Dave Chappelle quit stand up. Out in the Comcast Theater in Hartford, Connecticut, shivering in the open air, I can’t think that this is anything else. I felt this coming just five minutes after the silver curtain had dropped dramatically, by which point the former Comedy Central star had barely gotten any jokes out. We all knew it was five minutes because, with an edge in his voice, Chappelle had ticked off the time."
People worship television. They worship this shit. You know, like, if you watch a movie, right, say you’re watching a movie and one character says to another character let’s say “Hey, what’s your number, man?” What does the other character always say? “555-5555.” You know why they got to do that? Because stupid-ass people go to the movies and then go home and try to call the characters that they just saw. “Hello, is Indiana Jones there?” No, motherfucker, he’s fake. It’s not his number.
- Dave Chappelle, For What it’s Worth (2004)