Who is Dave Chappelle?
Dave Chappelle, born David Khari Webber Chappelle on August 24, 1973, is a renowned American stand-up comedian and actor. He is best known for his satirical comedy sketch series "Chappelle's Show" (2003–2006). Chappelle is highly acclaimed in the comedy world, having been named "comic genius of America" by Esquire in 2006 and "the best" by a Billboard writer in 2013. Rolling Stone ranked him No. 9 in their "50 Best Stand Up Comics of All Time" in 2017.
How did Dave Chappelle start in comedy?
Chappelle's comedy career began in New York City after his high school graduation. He performed at Harlem's Apollo Theater and quickly made a name for himself on the New York comedy circuit. His appearance on HBO's "Def Comedy Jam" in 1992 significantly boosted his popularity. Chappelle was also a regular guest on various late-night television shows.
Where did Dave Chappelle grow up?
Dave Chappelle was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland. His parents were politically active, and he was inspired by comedians like Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor. Chappelle attended the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C., where he studied theater arts, graduating in 1991.
Is Dave Chappelle currently on tour?
As of 2023, Dave Chappelle is on a stand-up comedy tour named "Dave Chappelle Live." The tour is scheduled from August 2 to October 4, 2023, at various venues across mainland USA.
Does Dave Chappelle host any podcasts?
Dave Chappelle co-hosts a podcast titled "The Midnight Miracle" along with Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli. This podcast presents a unique genre of audio and is available for listening with a subscription.
Does Dave Chappelle have any recent Comedy Specials?
Dave Chappelle has an ongoing partnership with Netflix and has released several stand-up specials with them. In 2022, Netflix continued its collaboration with Chappelle despite controversies surrounding his previous special "The Closer." Netflix plans to release more stand-up specials featuring Chappelle.