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Dave Chappelle

David Khari Webber "Dave" Chappelle (/ʃəˈpɛl/; born August 24, 1973) is an American comedian, screenwriter, television/film producer, actor, and artist. Chappelle began his film career in the film Robin Hood: Men in Tights in 1993 and continued to star in minor roles in the films The Nutty Professor, Con Air, and Blue Streak. His first lead role in a film was in Half Baked in 1998. In 2003, he became widely known for his popular sketch comedy television series, Chappelle's Show, which ran until his abrupt retirement from the show in 2005. Chappelle is ranked forty-third in Comedy Central Presents: 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time. Chappelle was born David Khari Webber Chappelle in Washington, D.C. on August 24, 1973. His father, William David Chappelle III, was a professor at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. His mother, Yvonne (née Reed), was a professor at Howard University, Prince George's Community College, and the University of Maryland and is also a Unitarian Universalist minister. Chappelle grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland and attended Woodlin Elementary School. During young Chappelle's formative years, his comic inspiration came from various comedians,

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Dave Chappelle: 'Today' Show Crasher (VIDEO)

Dave Chappelle
'Crashes' 'Today' Show

Dave Chappelle was banging on the window at the "Today" show this morning -- but the stunt was just as transparent as the glass. Matt Lauer feigned surprise when he just happened to notice the… READ MORE >

Dave Chappelle -- True Pioneer in TV Penis Talk

Dave Chappelle
True Pioneer In TV Penis Talk

It'll take more than Johnny Carson's 10-inch kielbasa to get a rise out of Dave Chappelle -- but only because DC's a legend when it comes to exposing junk on TV.Dude got Snoop Dogg and Q-Tip to… READ MORE >

- 174 days ago
Dave Chappelle -- Not Impressed by Johnny Carson's Junk

Dave Chappelle
Not Impressed by Carson's Junk

Add Dave Chappelle to the list of people in awe of Johnny Carson's sex tape ... especially after we broke it down -- inch by inch -- for him last night.Dave was actually in total disbelief when we… READ MORE >

- 175 days ago
Dave Chappelle - RIPPED BY HARTFORD MAYOR ... 'Quit Whining'

Dave Chappelle
RIPPED BY HARTFORD MAYOR 'Quit Whining'

The mayor of Hartford, Connecticut is firing back at Dave Chappelle -- telling the comic to QUIT BITCHING about his city ... and get on with his life. "Dave Chappelle needs to quit whining, do his… READ MORE >

- 362 days ago
Dave Chappelle -- Hartford Crowd Was Evil, White ... I Wanted to Pull a 'Reverse Kramer'

Dave Chappelle
Hartford Crowd Was Evil, White I Wanted to Pull a 'Reverse Kramer'

Dave Chappelle is lashing out about the people who heckled him in Hartford, CT last week ... calling the crowd a bunch of "young, white alcoholics" and saying he wanted to pull a "reverse Kramer."… READ MORE >

- 362 days ago
Stars and Scars -- You Be the Judge

Stars and Scars
You Be the Judge

Lots happened this week ... most notably Lamar Odom slipping deeper into trouble over his addiction. So we gotta ask ...  READ MORE >

- 367 days ago
Dave Chappelle -- HISSY FIT AT LIVE SHOW  ... Tells Off Crowd After Hecklers Interrupt

Dave Chappelle
HISSY FIT AT LIVE SHOW Tells Off Crowd After Hecklers Interrupt

Dave Chappelle went off on an angry crowd in Connecticut last night -- refusing to perform his material and telling the the audience to BOO THEMSELVES after he was heckled during the show.… READ MORE >

- 368 days ago
Dave Chappelle -- Suns Out, Guns Out

Dave Chappelle
Sun's Out Guns Out

We have some good news, and we have some bad news. The good news: Dave Chappelle's arms are still jacked as ****. The bad news: he still hasn't brought back "Chappelle's Show."Dude's got great… READ MORE >

- 406 days ago
Dave Chappelle -- Heavily Armed in the Bahamas

Dave Chappelle
Heavily Armed in the Bahamas

Still showing no sign of bringing back "Chappelle's Show," comic god Dave Chappelle flaunted his shockingly ripped physique at an ice cream shop in the Bahamas today ... where he's vacationing… READ MORE >

- 978 days ago
Seminole Indians ACCEPT Chappelle's Apology

Seminole Indians ACCEPT Chappelle's Apology

The Seminole Indian Tribe has spoken -- and they want Dave Chappelle to know ... they accept his apology for that TERRIBLE stand-up gig at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino over the… READ MORE >

- 1135 days ago

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