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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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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 >

Dave Chappelle Rocks Kaepernick Shirt to Big NYC Show

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

Colin Kaepernick has another powerful ally ... Dave Chappelle.   In fact, the comedian wore a shirt supporting the embattled QB on the way into his big stand-up show Thursday night at Radio… READ MORE >

- 28 days ago
Dave Chappelle Honored by New York Governor for Being Inspirational

Dave Chappelle
New York Governor Says Dude, You're An Inspiration!!!

Dave Chappelle got a big honor bestowed on him over the weekend ... by the New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Nika Milbrun, Cuomo's Assistant Director of Constituencies for African-American and… READ MORE >

- 32 days ago
'Making The Band' Dylan Dili Talks Spitting Hot Fire With Dave Chappelle, Reunion

'Making The Band' Dylan Dili
I Spit Hot Fire With Dave Chappelle, But It Wasn't Easy

The real Dylan Dili from Diddy's "Making The Band" finally getting the chance to meet his impersonator, Dave Chappelle, was no accident and it wasn't easy to orchestrate either.… READ MORE >

- 37 days ago
Donnell Rawlings' Alleged Assault on Chappelle Fan Caught on Video

Donnell Rawlings
Alleged Assault on Chappelle Fan Caught on Video 'We Asked For Privacy, Son!'

Dave Chappelle and Donnell Rawlings are in the middle of a crazy, violent fight triggered by a guy who was determined to get pics of Dave. Thurston Greer shot the video, obtained by… READ MORE >

- 45 days ago
Donnell Rawlings Wanted for Questioning After Allegedly Punching Dave Chappelle Fan

Donnell Rawlings
Wanted for Questioning After Allegedly Punching Dave Chappelle Fan

Donnell Rawlings allegedly popped a dude in the face ... and now cops are on the case. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... 20-year-old Thurston Greer claims at 2:30 AM Friday Rawlings… READ MORE >

- 48 days ago
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 >

- 106 days ago
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 >

- 129 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 >

- 155 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 >

- 162 days ago
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