Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth

Synopsis: Chappelle cuts loose in what he does best, Chappelle-style! And for what it's worth, no one is safe from Dave!
Director(s): Stan Lathan
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 nominations.
60 min

Why'd you pick San Francisco | to shoot your special?

This is one of the best towns | that ever knew comedy.

And this is the most historic venue you got | as far as comedians are concerned.

'Cause Lenny Bruce ripped it down here.

Yeah, all the best came through the Bay.

What about Richard? | What about Robin Williams?

Carlin? Mooney?

You don't necessarily | have to be the biggest star.

As long as you come with it | then people coming out.

They like to see live performances...

because it's a savvy audience.

San Francisco, are you ready?

I don't think he can hear you.

Are you ready?

Welcome to the show. | Here's Dave Chappelle.

Oh, man.

Oh, sh*t.

Yes, bring it on, man.

Yes, thank you. Thank you all.

Thank you for coming.

God damn.

I did it big this year.

From cable, n*gger, goddamn.

Thanks for coming out and thanks | for making a n*gger feel comfortable...

in the gayest place on earth.

You guys got Disney World jealous | about this, motherfuckers.

Man. I didn't really think | it was that gay at first.

'Cause when I was coming here...

everyone was like, | man, that place is really gay.

What the f*** is everybody talking about? | It's not so gay.

And then I wandered | into that Castro. God damn.

I said, ''This is America's anus right here.'' | This sh*t is deep.

I went to that Tenderloin.

There's nothing tender about that | motherf***er at all.

That sh*t was rough. The opposite of tender.

I have never seen | crack smoked so casually before.

These n*ggers | was sitting in front of Starbucks...

smoking crack and drinking coffee. | I said, this is off the hook.

Talking about politics...

I seen one crackhead | trying to break into somebody's car, man...

and it struck a chord with me. | I tried to stop it.

I said, ''Hey!'' | And he looked back and saw me and said:

''Keep an eye out.''

I said, ''N*gger, that was me that said that. | I'm not trying to help you.

''I want this sh*t to stop.''

Crackheads are like that.

I had a crackhead break my car window | one time. Broke it.

You know what he stole?

F***ing candy bar I had lying on the seat. | That's all he took.

Just a goddamn candy bar. I was so mad...

I drove around the neighborhood | for five hours...

looking for a crackhead | with chocolate on his face. I did this.

I finally found him, I grabbed him.

I said, ''Hey, man, | what's all this chocolate on your face?


He looked confused. ''Chocolate?

''This is doo-doo, baby.'' I said....

Oh, man.

This place is insane.

But you know what I like about San Fran...

and the reason I picked this city | to do my special is because...

of all the major cities in America, | somehow, people get along here better...

than anywhere else I've seen in the country.

That's right.

And I always admire San Fran for that. | And today, I've realized how you did it.

put all the n*ggers | on the other side of that bridge.

They sure ain't happy on that side.

You leave San Francisco, they're like, | ''Bye, thanks for coming to San Francisco.

''Come back in April, | we're having a sale on Birkenstocks.''

When you get to the other side, | ''Welcome to Oakland, b*tch.''

Click. Click.

It's f***ing crazy. | But it also feels like it's an East Coast city...

in the West Coast. | You guys got subways and sh*t.

I'm scared of public transportation.

I was on a bus that was held hostage...

45 minutes.

Wasn't life-threatening. | Don't get that impression.

It was a dude jerking off. | But the sh*t was scary, son.

It was scary.

Right before it happened, | I was on the bus smoking a cigarette.

It's a long story. | It's not the coolest sh*t I ever did...

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Dave Chappelle

David Khari Webber Chappelle (; born August 24, 1973) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer. After beginning his film career in 1993 as Ahchoo in Mel Brooks' Robin Hood: Men in Tights, he landed supporting roles in box office hits including The Nutty Professor, Con Air, You've Got Mail, Blue Streak and Undercover Brother. His first lead role was in the 1998 comedy film Half Baked, which he co-wrote with Neal Brennan. Chappelle also starred in the ABC TV series Buddies. His comedy focuses on racism, relationship problems, social problems, politics, current events, and pop culture. In 2003, Chappelle became more widely known for his sketch comedy television series, Chappelle's Show, also co-written with Brennan, which ran until his retirement from the show two years later. After leaving the show, Chappelle returned to performing stand-up comedy across the U.S.In 2016 he signed a $20 million-per-release comedy-special deal with Netflix, which has released four of his specials.By 2006, Chappelle was called the "comic genius of America" by Esquire and, in 2013, "the best" by a Billboard writer. In 2017, Rolling Stone ranked him No. 9 in their "50 Best Stand Up Comics of All Time." Chappelle was awarded an Emmy Award for his guest appearance on Saturday Night Live In 2017. He received a Grammy Award for his Netflix specials The Age of Spin & Deep in the Heart of Texas. more…

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