Perfect example of a man who had an unequaled talent for something he had no respect for.
He skyrocketed to worldwide super-stardom within weeks of "Chappelle's Show" first airing. Let it be known that before this show he was known as "that black guy in Half-Baked", and a not-so-well-known stand up comedian.
Being raised by his college professor parents, and having a good intellect himself to boot, he knew full well what he was doing with "Chappelle's Show", as far as reinforcing racial stereotypes for the sake of (extremely hilarious) comedy, and decided to have a crisis of conscience and run away from a $50 million dollar contract (from a CABLE network no less).
He has now settled back in Ohio, where he lives as another individual who was given an extraordinary gift and ran from it, and will probably never be seen on TV again until 2020, when VH1 runs a "Where Are They Now?" Special, and will probably have some D-rate, never-has-been comedian commenting about it.
Dave Chappelle is famous for declaring himself Rick James, often times emphasizing that the person he was declaring it to was, in fact, a bitch.