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Inside the Actors Studio Turns 20: 5 of Our Favorite Interviews

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Inside the Actors Studio Turns 20: 5 of Our Favorite Interviews

Originally posted 08/14/2014 04:00PM

The very first episode of Inside the Actors Studio aired Aug. 14, 1994.

Hosted by former brothel worker and Arrested Development star James Lipton, the show has gone on to become a cultural institution, both for Lipton's ah, specific, delivery and persona, and for its watchable, occasionally riveting looks into the craft of acting.

Here are five great moments from the show's 20-year-and-counting run.

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Dave Chappelle: Returning to the Stage Has Been a 'Healing Experience'

Dave Chappelle: Returning to the Stage Has Been a 'Healing Experience'

Originally posted 07/08/2014 05:00PM

And now, returning to the stage…

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Dave Chappelle Hilariously Recounts the First Time He Met Kanye West (VIDEO)

Originally posted 06/15/2014 02:45PM

Dave Chappelle was a guest on The Tonight Show Friday, and among the many topics he and Jimmy Fallon discussed – Chappelle's nine-show run at Radio City Music Hall, being mistaken for a member of The Roots – it's Chappelle's recollections of the first time he met Kanye West that are getting passed around, largely because of how perfectly Kanye-esque they are.

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Dave Chappelle Plays Basketball, Makes Pancakes for Fans in Minnesota

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Dave Chappelle Plays Basketball, Makes Pancakes for Fans in Minnesota

Originally posted 11/18/2013 02:25PM

Dave Chappelle recently hit Minneapolis, Minnesota, for a week of performances, and capped his stay with a charity event at which he played basketball with fans and served them pancakes.

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Dave Chappelle Recovering After ER Visit | Dave Chappelle

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Dave Chappelle Recovering After ER Visit

Originally posted 07/18/2007 07:45AM

Dave Chappelle checked into to an emergency room in an undisclosed Los Angeles hospital Saturday because he was suffering from exhaustion, his rep confirmed Tuesday.

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Dave Chappelle: New Fight with Network | Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle: New Fight with Network

Originally posted 03/02/2006 08:00AM

The on-again, off-again relationship between Dave Chappelle and the Comedy Channel is off again, with the comic saying that he won't return to the cable network should it proceed with plans to broadcast new episodes from material he filmed before leaving the series.

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Ex-Employee Sues Dave Chappelle for $1 Mil | Dave Chappelle

Ex-Employee Sues Dave Chappelle for $1 Mil

Originally posted 12/15/2005 08:00AM

A former employee of Dave Chappelle's is suing the comic, claiming he served as Chappelle's personal manager for nine months but was never paid, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.

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Comedy Central Gets Some Dave Chappelle | Dave Chappelle

Comedy Central Gets Some Dave Chappelle

Originally posted 12/06/2005 08:00AM

Peripatetic comedian Dave Chappelle is coming back to Comedy Central – sort of.

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Chappelle Swaps Comedy Central for Clubs | Dave Chappelle

Chappelle Swaps Comedy Central for Clubs

Originally posted 09/13/2005 09:00AM

Dave Chappelle likes downsizing.

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Pal Says It's Over for Dave Chappelle Show | Dave Chappelle

Pal Says It's Over for Dave Chappelle Show

Originally posted 08/03/2005 09:00AM

In the ongoing Dave Chappelle saga – which started in April when he walked off his Comedy Central show in order to rest up in South Africa – the latest word comes from the comedian's collaborator, Charlie Murphy.

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