[Sorry, been waiting to write that hed since last night. It won't happen again.]
Last night Entertainment Weekly revealed that comedian Dave Chappelle, he of the $50 million deal from Comedy Central, has been in a mental health facility since late April. Given various reports of Chappelle's off-kilter behavior around town, this development is more saddening than it is surprising. What is surprising, however, is that Chappelle's mental health facility of choice is in South Africa. We hate to point out the obvious (who are we kidding — we live for the obvious), but is South Africa the best recovery locale for a man whose career has been built on racially charged humor?