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Dave Chappelle

Comedian Dave Chappelle was born on August 24, 1973 in Washington, D.C. He was raised in Silver Spring, MD by his dad, a statistician and Antioch College professor, and mom, who worked for the revolutionary Patrice Lumumba in the Congo. She was a scholar who studied African-American studies and was the first black woman in the U.S. to become a Unitarian Universalist minister. Chappelle converted to Islam in 1998. He lives on a 65 acre farm in Ohio with his wife, Elaine, and their three kids – sons Sulayman and Ibrahim and daughter Sonal. Chappelle hit the stand-up comedy scene as a teenager. His mega-successful Comedy Central show “Chappelle’s Show” debuted in 2003. It became the best-selling TV show in DVD history. He abruptly walked off the show’s set in April 2005 and disappeared from fans and family. It was later revealed he had jetted off to South Africa for two weeks. By doing so, he walked away from $50 million. He signed a deal with Netflix in November 2016 for three stand-up comedy specials to be released by the streaming giant.

Dave Chappelle Donates Proceeds from Flint, Michigan Show to the Community (VIDEO)

Dave Chappelle
Sorry for Bailing on You, Flint ... Here's $50,000!

Dave Chappelle made up with Flint, Michigan for skipping out on a previous benefit show by giving them every dime he made from his Wednesday night gig ... $50k. Chappelle performed at The Whiting… READ MORE >

Dave Chappelle Says He 'F***ed Up' by Saying Give Trump a Chance (VIDEO)

Dave Chappelle
'I F***ed Up!' When I Said Give Trump a Chance

Dave Chappelle says he's seen enough of President Trump to admit he was wrong for going on 'SNL' and pleading with the country to ease up on the Trump hate right after the election. Dave did… READ MORE >

- 68 days ago
Charlie Murphy's Life Celebrated by Famous Comedians (PHOTOS)

Charlie Murphy
Very Funny Friends Celebrate His Life 'Darkness Is Spreading ...'

Charlie Murphy was laid to rest in NYC and his memorial service looked like a comedy hall of fame. Dave Chappelle, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez, Eddie Griffin, Cedric the Entertainer, Donnell… READ MORE >

- 94 days ago
Dave Chappelle Pays Tribute to Charlie Murphy at John Mayer Concert (VIDEO)

Dave Chappelle
Honors His Friend, Charlie Murphy

Dave Chappelle stopped by his friend John Mayer's concert Wednesday night to show the love to a friend they just lost -- Charlie Murphy. Dave got onstage and praised Charlie for his friendship,… READ MORE >

- 101 days ago
Dave Chappelle Muscles His Way Through Star-Studded Concert (VIDEO + PHOTO GALLERY)

Dave Chappelle
Muscles His Way Through Star-Studded Concert

Dave Chappelle flexed his biceps in front of some huge stars at his Monday night concert. Kanye, Kendall Jenner, Don Cheadle and Stevie Wonder were all front and center to watch Dave perform… READ MORE >

- 124 days ago
Norman Reedus and Dave Chappelle's Cuban Lunch in Georgia (PHOTO GALLERY)

Dave Chappelle & Norman Reedus
Biker Bros Chow Down in Georgia

Norman Reedus and Dave Chappelle worked up an appetite riding their motorcycles around Savannah, GA ... and hit up a local Cuban joint for some grub. Sources at Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant tell… READ MORE >

- 146 days ago
Trump Supporter Gets Dave Chappelle Joking Again (VIDEO)

Dave Chappelle
Trump Supporter Makes Him Great ...

Dave Chappelle almost pulled the plug on his stand-up set in L.A. ... that is, until a Donald Trump supporter got him back in the joking mood. Dave was performing Monday night at The Savoy… READ MORE >

- 187 days ago
Dave Chappelle -- Here's My $60 Million Donald Trump Impression (VIDEO)

Dave Chappelle
Here's My $60 Mil Trump Impression

How does Dave Chappelle feel about his huge Netflix deal? Let's let Donald Trump answer that. Dave was cruising into The Nice Guy early Wednesday morning -- after he did another stand-up set in… READ MORE >

- 228 days ago
Dave Chappelle -- Jonah Hill, Bradley Cooper Fanboy Out  (VIDEO)

Dave Chappelle
Jonah Hill, Bradley Cooper Fanboy Out

Dave Chappelle is tuning up his stand-up act with some cool pop-up shows in small venues, and bringing out big name fans ... including Jonah Hill and Bradley Cooper.  We got all 3 guys… READ MORE >

- 229 days ago
Dave Chappelle & Courtney Love -- New Besties Do Miami (PHOTOS)

Dave Chappelle & Courtney Love
New Besties Do Miami

Dave Chappelle and Courtney Love put on a smoke show in Miami. Dave and Courtney -- ciggies in hand -- partied this weekend in South Beach -- first catching a Madonna concert, then hitting up… READ MORE >

- 230 days ago
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