dave chappelle from the actor’s studio interview
When we did Blue Streak, we were promoting it and Martin had a stroke. He almost died, and then after that I saw him and I was like “oh my god Martin, are you ok?”, and he said “I got the best sleep I ever got in my life” that’s how tough he is. So let me ask you this: What is happening in Hollywood that a guy that tough will be on the street waving a gun, screaming “they are trying to kill me” what’s going on?
Why is Dave Chappelle going to Africa?
Why does Mariah Carey make a 100 million dollar deal and take her clothes off on TRL?
It’s just- A weak person can not get to sit here and talk to you, ain’t no weak people talking to you.
So what is happening in Hollywood, nobody knows.
The worst thing to call somebody is crazy, it’s dismissive, “I don’t understand this person, so they’re crazy” - that’s bullshit. These people are not crazy, they’re strong people, maybe their environment is a little sick.
My dad takes me outside and he’s like “listen,” and this is some advice that applies to all you acting students, he says “to be an actor is a lonely life, everybody wants to make it and you might not make it” and I said to my dad “Well that depends on what making it is dad,” “that depends on what making it is dad,” he says “what do you mean?” I said “You’re a teacher, if I can make a teacher’s salary doing comedy, I think that’s better than being a teacher,” and he started laughing and he said “if you keep that attitude I think you should go,” he said: “but name your price… in the beginning, if it ever gets more expensive than the price you name, get out of there” thus Africa.