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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 254 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 >

- 255 days ago
Steph Curry & Drake -- Amazed & Disgusted By David Blaine ... Live Frog Magic Trick

Steph Curry & Drake
Amazed & Disgusted By David Blaine ... Live Frog Magic Trick

Hope you had breakfast already ... Here's Steph Curry and Drake being absolutely floored by an awesome (and revolting) David Blaine magic trick ... involving a live frogs, regurgitation, and a… READ MORE >

- 274 days ago
Dave Chappelle on SNL -- Famous Characters Come Out to Play ... For 'Walking Dead' Spoof (VIDEO)

Dave Chappelle on SNL
Famous Characters Come Out to Play ... For 'Walking Dead' Spoof

Dave Chappelle made his fans' day by resurrecting some of his most popular "Chappelle's Show" characters on "SNL" in one fell swoop ... with a "The Walking Dead" spoof for the ages. Chappelle… READ MORE >

- 277 days ago
Dave Chappelle -- Hell No, I Don't Support Trump! Consider the Source (VIDEO)

Dave Chappelle
Hell No, I Don't Support Trump! Consider the Source

Dave Chappelle's mad as hell that some people think he's backing Donald Trump -- and he's throwing major shade at the reporter who started all the buzz. We caught up with the legendary… READ MORE >

- 282 days ago
Dave Chappelle -- Pissed At Report Saying He's Pro Trump

Dave Chappelle
Pissed At Report Saying He's Pro Trump

Dave Chappelle is angry at a headline that suggests he's in Trump's corner and he believes the media outlet in question is guilty of shoddy journalism. Chappelle performed Friday night at The… READ MORE >

- 284 days ago
Lil Jon to Dave Chappelle -- You Ruined My Life!! (In The Best Way Possible) (VIDEO)

Lil Jon to Dave Chappelle
You Ruined My Life!! (In The Best Way Possible)

Yeah ... Lil Jon's got a few things to get off his chest when it comes to Dave Chappelle. We caught up with the rapper/producer at LAX and our guy asked if Dave's famous 2004 skit has had… READ MORE >

- 416 days ago
Ex-NFL Star Walter Thurmond -- Screw Football, I'm Making Movies!!

Ex-NFL Star Walter Thurmond
Screw Football, I'm Making Movies!!

Ex-Seahawks star Walter Thurmond III is trading his football helmet for a movie producers chair … telling TMZ Sports he’s already involved in 3 feature films and a documentary. … READ MORE >

- 431 days ago
Dave Chappelle -- Prince's Death Was A Loss For Everyone (VIDEO)

Dave Chappelle
Prince's Death Was A Loss For Everyone

Dave Chappelle got emotional when remembering Prince ... just one night after calling the singer's death the "Black 9/11." Dave hit up The Nice Guy in West Hollywood Saturday night when our… READ MORE >

- 480 days ago
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