Dave Chappelle was back last night – well on the Late Show With David Letterman – still defending his decision to abandon the Chappelle’s Show, of course.
Letterman asks Chappelle about agreeing to a “large sum of money” to continue the show, but then suddenly disappearing to South Africa for an “extended period of time.”
Chappelle responds that he was only in South Africa for two weeks, which was met with laughter. Then he adds, “There’s not too many good hiding places left in America.”
When asked if he regretted his choice and would he have been a better person had he stuck around, he says:
“I think I might have been a happier person. I don’t know. There’s no way of knowing. But sometimes I listen to a Jay-Z record, and it starts to make me feel bad about some of the choices I made. This guy’s had more fun in two songs than I’ve had in the last 11 years.”
Watch the clip from last night’s Letterman show: