Dave Chapelle Says Key & Peele 'Hurt His Feelings'

INGLEWOOD, CA - JANUARY 16:  Comedian Dave Chappelle gives a surprise performance at the Birthday Celebration For Chris Spencer at The Savoy Entertainment Center on January 16, 2017 in Inglewood, California.  (Photo: Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)

Dave Chapelle Says Key & Peele 'Hurt His Feelings'

The comedy icon explains.

Published March 20, 2017

As the world prepares for Dave Chappelle’s return to stand up comedy, the comedian made news Monday after telling Gayle King how he feels about fellow funny men Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.

Chappelle has been critical of the comedy duo, and their show, Key & Peele, once joking that he has had to watch “Key & Peele do my show the last five f*cking years.”

King asked Chappelle about his past criticism, and he clarified. “No. I’m a fan of this show,” the comedian began. “I fought the network very hard so that those conventions could come to fruition,” he continued. “So, like the first episode I do, that Black-white supremacist sketch. And it’s like, ‘Well, that’s 10 minutes long. It should be five minutes long.’ Why should it be five minutes long? Like these types of conventions. I fought very hard.” Adding, “So when I watch Key & Peele and I see they’re doing a format that I created, and at the end of the show, it says, ‘Created by Key & Peele,’ that hurts my feelings.”

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Written by BET Staff

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