Dave Chappelle talks disappearance from Comedy Central show with David Letterman on 'Late Night' (Video)

By Gina DiFalco,

Dave Chappelle is back in the game after his perplexing leave of absence from Chappelle's Show halfway through its third season in 2005, and he joked to David Letterman during an appearance on Late Night that he’s simply just late for work.

He reportedly quit after Comedy Central had offered him a $50 million deal to keep doing the show and he offered a confusing explanation for walking away from the money.

“The difference in lifestyle is minuscule. The only difference between having 10 million dollars and 50 million dollars — is an astounding 40 million dollars,” he said, EW reports. He added having $50 million is in many ways the same as having $10 million.

When asked for an explanation for quitting, Chappelle told Letterman, “Technically, I never quit. I’m seven years late for work.”

He also said he went to South Africa for two weeks when he walked away from the show because there’s “not too many good hiding places left in America.”

Chapelle will be headlining a five-night run at Radio City Music Hall starting June 18 through June 22.

image via INFphoto.com

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