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Chappelle Not Laughing at Comedy

3/02/2006 3:36 AM Eastern

Comedian Dave Chappelle is unhappy with Comedy Central’s decision to air new episodes of Chappelle's Show made up of already-filmed material, AP reported.

“I feel like it's kind of a bully move," Chappelle told the Dayton Daily News, according to AP. "That's just how I feel about it. I don't know if that's the case. But if people don't watch it, then I'd be more than happy.”

Chappelle added that he was still undecided about returning to the network, telling the newspaper, “But I think if they air that stuff, I can't see how I'm going to be able to. That will damage our relationship.”

The comedian left the show in mid-production in May, despite a $50 million contract.

Comedy responded in a prepared statement, “We are still waiting patiently for Dave to return to work, but we know our viewers are looking forward to seeing the material he produced for the third season.”

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