"I think Chappelle set the bar when he came out with his show. To be as great as him or greater you have to push it a little further - as long as there's substance in terms of the material"
- Aries Spears
About this Quote
This quote by Aries Spears talks to the effect that Dave Chappelle had on the comedy industry. Chappelle's program was groundbreaking and set a high requirement for comedians to follow. Spears is suggesting that in order to be as excellent as Chappelle or even higher, comedians must push themselves to go beyond the bar that Chappelle set. However, it is very important to note that the product must still have substance and not just be a gimmick. This quote speaks to the value of creativity and innovation in the funny market, and how it is required to stay relevant and successful. It also talks to the legacy that Chappelle has left behind, and how it has inspired and pushed other comedians to pursue greatness.
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