From, Why Is Chappelle’s Show at a Halt? Not Because of Drugs, an Aide Says, by Jesse McKinley and Lola Ongunnaike, The New York Times, May 6, 2005:
Representatives of the comedian Dave Chappelle yesterday denied rumors that drugs were involved in the suspension of production of his acclaimed sketch comedy show, ‘Chappelle’s Show.’
Indeed, some of the internal pressures may have come from the unique style of production employed by ‘Chappelle’s Show,’ in which dozens of comedy sketches, musical numbers and other bits are shot in no particular order and assembled later in the editing room. ‘They don’t necessarily have a shooting script for a set episode,’ said Mr. Labov.