• Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2006)

Dave Chappelle's Block Party

Release Date: March 3rd, 2006

DVD Release Date: June 13th, 2006

R |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

Actor, writer and comic Dave Chappelle loads up a bus with residents of his Ohio hometown and takes them to Brooklyn, N.Y. Once there, the travelers enjoy a concert featuring Kanye West, the Fugees, Big Daddy Kane and others. Rehearsal footage and Chappelle's brand of comedy enliven the proceedings.

Cast: Dave Chappelle

Director: Michel Gondry

Genres: Comedy , Documentary , Music

Production Co: Bob Yari Productions, Pilot Boy Productions

Distributors: Focus Features, Rogue Arts

Keywords: Hilarious, Quest, Offbeat, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    The word "community" has become a cliche, but this party, both backstage and before the crowd, illustrates a specific sense of cultural community and the singular bliss of standing on a city street in late-summer rain for a once-in-a-lifetime concert. show more

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The comedian has had his ups and downs recently, but the film is pure up, a wonderfully genial and inclusive record -- not that the music is devoid of anger or social protest -- of a day-long, freestyle show.

  • 100
    Jami BernardNew York Daily News

    Once in a great while there's a movie that's so funny, infectious and welcoming - a movie that makes you feel so good about America and the people in it - you just want to climb inside the screen and live there. That's the case with Dave Chappelle's Block Party - part comedy, part concert film, part avant-garde experiment, and all of it a joy. show more

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