Those were some of the highlights of the final episode of Sundance's Iconoclasts: Flight-prone comedian Dave Chappelle and poet Maya Angelou. Chappelle said it was "pretty odd pairing, even by my standards," and admitted he was nervous to meet her.
Chappelle told Angelou he was moved by her words following his exit from Chappelle's Show (and five-year, $50 million-dollar contract with Comedy Central). "It was right after I walked away from my show, and you were saying things I needed to hear."
"I wasn't walking away from the money, I was walking away from the perfect storm of bullshit," said Chappelle, adding that corporate America treats people "like they're products or investments."