Chappelle to Return in New Show?
Sources say he's trying out new material, planning subscription series
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 16, 2011 11:22 AM CDT
Comedian Dave Chappelle promotes the release of his new DVD "Dave Chappelle's Block Party," at the Virgin Megastore in Los Angeles, in this file photo from Tuesday June 13, 2006.   (AP Photo/Stefano Paltera-File)

(Newser) – Guess who’s back? According to one insider, Dave Chappelle. The comic is coming back to TV six years after abruptly ditching his top-rated Chappelle’s Show, the source tells the Daily. But you’ll have to pay to get your fix, as he’s planning to team up with a paid subscription service like Netflix, Hulu, or Sony’s Crackle, all of which are looking for original programming.

Chappelle has also been staging surprise comedy club gigs, and another source says he’s trying out “all new” material: “He started off talking about his career and what he’s going to do now, because someone like him can’t do Dancing with the Stars. He’s obviously working on some new project.” But another audience member describes some of the material, about walking away from his career, as “really depressing.”