If you didn’t know that R. Kelly is a comedian as well as a hip-hop musician, then you have been living in a hole for the past several years. Kelly’s real-life antics are a hoot, to be sure. But he also has crafted a musical journey that’s more ridiculous than any Tyler Perry movie. “Trapped in the Closet” returns to us now in October 2012 with a new, 23rd chapter.

IFC debuted the new Chapter 23 today. Roll the clip!

If this makes no sense at all, we sympathize. I sympathize. You might want to try to rewind your mind and start from the beginning with Chapter 1. All 23 current chapters of R. Kelly’s “Trapped in the Closet” are online at IFC. Brand-new installments will debut on IFC’s TV channel at 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, following a Thanksgiving Day marathon broadcast. Afterward, IFC.com will feature a new chapter online daily.

For updates on this hip-hopera, check out R. Kelly’s Facebook page for ‘Trapped in the Closet.”

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