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We're huge fans of Chappelle's Show here at Comedy Central (in fact, you can watch all the best sketches right here on our website) and now the show's star Dave Chappelle has paid a hilarious tribute to the legendary Prince.
Chappelle has parodied many huge stars over the years, his Prince sketch sticking out as one of the best as it mocked the singer songwriter's flamboyant clothing - before taking a twist to reveal Prince and his friends creamed Chappelle, Eddie Murphy, his brother Charlie in an impromptu game of basketball. Watch the full thing here:
During an early Friday morning set at San Francisco's the Chapel venue, Chappelle told the crowd, "I almost thought about not coming tonight, but my band was like, 'Yo, Prince would definitely not condone that.' And now there is no place I'd rather be," the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Chappelle's set became a light-hearted memorial as his backing band performed renditions of "Kiss" and "Nothing Compares 2 U" as the venue was drenched in purple light.
"I kept wondering all day, 'Why are they calling me?,' Chappelle said of the media inquiries that first informed him of Prince's death. "I'll tell you what: I didn't know him well, but I knew him well... This is black 9/11." He added: "It's so much better that we grieve together."
Chappelle issued a statement to WCCO CBS Minnesota, where Prince lived:
"As a city, they exported a musical giant. It says a lot about them that at the height of his fame he chose to stay in Minneapolis," Chappelle said. "His admirers are a community that spans the globe. His legacy is an immense offering of music, love and laughter.
And a fight for fairness to artist. Nothing of this world will begin to fill the void of his absence except his memory. Scientifically a memory is almost neurologically identical to an experience. So remember your loved ones often. Forget their faults and remember the best of what they made you feel. In that way… all of us are immortal gifts to one another that keeps on giving." Word.