Dave Chappelle on ‘Letterman’

Marc Hogan:

Dave Chappelle is back, and he's cagily — almost mystically — beginning to open up about why he was ever gone in the first place. On June 18, the former star of Comedy Central's Chappelle's Show kicks off a series of performances at New York's Radio City Music Hall, where he'll be joined from June 24 to 26 by the Roots, Erykah Badu, Janelle Monáe, and more. Last night on Late Night With David Letterman, the actor and comedian brilliantly deflected the host's questions about why he suddenly left Chappelle's Show in 2005. And when Chappelle did answer, it was in the form of a quasi-parable about money.

It never hit me until this interview how similar Chappelle and Letterman are. Am I like, late for school on this one?