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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.

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Grammy Awards After-Parties Flooded with Celebs

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After the Show It's the After-Party ... Chappelle, Rita & More

The Grammy Awards after-parties had some good variety -- huge comedians, famous ball players and, of course, musicians. Dave Chappelle, Sarah Silverman and Trevor Noah were arguably… READ MORE >

Tony Rock Blasts Mo'Nique's Netflix Boycott, Questions Her Relevance

Tony Rock
Hold Up, Mo'Nique ... What Have You Done Lately?!

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- 30 days ago
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Mo'Nique vs. Netflix
They Lowballed My Negotiations 'Cause I'm a Black Woman

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- 31 days ago
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- 32 days ago
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Donnell Rawlings
All But Cleared In Assault Case at Dave Chappelle Concert

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- 45 days ago
Dave Chappelle Gets Support from Comedians Over Kevin Spacey Joke

Dave Chappelle
Comedians Say Dave's Kevin Spacey Jokes are Fair Game

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- 49 days ago
Drake, Bella Hadid Celebrate Dave Chappelle's New Year's Eve Concert

Drake, Bella Hadid
Celebrate Dave Chappelle's New Year's Eve Concert

Celebs were out in force Sunday night to celebrate 2 things ... a new year, and Dave Chappelle's performance at the L.A. Forum. A slew of stars showed up at Delilah in West Hollywood following… READ MORE >

- 49 days ago
Dave Chappelle Honors Bro Code for Kevin Hart

Dave Chappelle
Honors Bro Code for Kevin Hart

Good luck trying to get Dave Chappelle to chime in on Kevin Hart's drama... homie don't play that. We got the Dave at Georgetown in D.C. and we wanted to know if he thinks Kevin's gonna… READ MORE >

- 150 days ago
Dave Chappelle Walks Around Town Flaunting His Emmy

Dave Chappelle
I'm Wearing My Emmy Like a Chain!!

Dave Chappelle's waited a long time for his first Emmy, so you better believe he's showing it off ... EVERYwhere!  We got the comedian walking around WeHo Tuesday brandishing his trophy, and… READ MORE >

- 160 days ago
Dave Chappelle Rocks Kaepernick Shirt to Big NYC Show

Dave Chappelle
Rocks Kaepernick Shirt ... To Big NYC Show

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- 178 days ago
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