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"All that stuff about partying and taking crack is not true," he told TIME. "Why do I live on a farm in Ohio? To support my partying lifestyle?" Chappelle returned to his Ohio estate after several weeks in Africa, but he never went back to The Dave Chappelle Show — though he later promoted the documentary Dave Chappelle's Block Party in 2006. He has returned to stand-up sporadically and was even rumored to play Rick James — one of his most popular parodies on his show — in a biopic, though that eventually fell through. He's no Thomas Pynchon, but he was still the best recluse of 2005.