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Chappelle meets Comedy Central execs

No word yet on when comic might return to network
/ Source: The Associated Press

Comic Dave Chappelle has met with executives at Comedy Central for the first time since his unscheduled “spiritual retreat” in South Africa forced the suspension of the third season of his show.

Comedy Central President Doug Herzog met with Chappelle Friday in Los Angeles, network spokesman Tony Fox said.

Fox would not talk about what was discussed and when — or if — Chappelle would return to the network. A spokesman for Chappelle did not immediately return a call for comment.

Chappelle had two unannounced performances at a comedy club in Los Angeles last week. He has said he left for South Africa because he was unhappy with the direction of his show, which had been scheduled to start a third season on May 31, and denied reports of drug or mental problems.

Meanwhile, Comedy Central sold another 400,000 copies last week of its DVD of the show’s second season, for a total of 1.4 million so far. The first season’s DVD has sold 2.9 million copies, the biggest-selling DVD of a TV series of all time.