Despite earning just $17 million in theaters, Dave Chappelle's Half Baked (co-written by Neal Brennan, who will later collaborate on The Chappelle Show) makes him a hero to potheads. He also earns him enough money to buy sixty-five acres of land near his childhood home in Yellow Springs, Ohio, which will become his home away from Hollywood. That same year, Chappelle converts to Islam, though he rarely talks about his religion in public. He premieres his first HBO comedy show, HBO Comedy Half-Hour: Dave Chappelle. And he continues to develop TV projects that never make it on-air. The final count? Eleven failed pilots.