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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: I APOLOGIZE to the Seminole Indians

Dave Chappelle:
I APOLOGIZE to the Seminole Indians

24 hours after BOMBING during a stand-up performance at an Indian casino in Florida, Dave Chappelle has issued an apology to the tribe ... claiming it's not the first time he's flopped on stage.… READ MORE >

Dave Chappelle Gives Crowd the Silent Treatment

Dave Chappelle
Gives Crowd the Silent Treatment

Dave Chappelle bombed on stage last night at a charity event in Miami -- things were so bad, Dave checked his text messages ... in the middle of his show!According to reports, Chappelle became… READ MORE >

- 1087 days ago
David Chappelle -- Packin' the Big Guns

David Chappelle
Packin' the Big Guns

A jacked up and buff David Chappelle (left) roamed the streets of NYC this weekend looking much bigger than the usual slim and trim Dave we have been used to seeing in the past (right).Hitting the… READ MORE >

- 1113 days ago
Dave Chappelle -- RIPPED At Coachella

Dave Chappelle
RIPPED At Coachella

Dave Chappelle ... is JACKED?!Chappelle made a rare public appearance at the Coachella Music Festival in California this past weekend ... hanging out with his friend Erykah Badu during the Kanye… READ MORE >

- 1180 days ago
Tiger Woods -- 'Memba When Chappelle Spoofed Me?

Tiger Woods
'Memba When Chappelle Spoofed Me?

THIS JUST IN -- Tiger Woods has a sense of humor ... in fact, the golf legend just gave Dave Chappelle props on Twitter for the legendary racial draft sketch back in the day.In case you missed the… READ MORE >

- 1266 days ago
Dave Chappelle Deemed 'Safety Risk' on Private Jet

Dave Chappelle
Deemed 'Safety Risk' on Private Jet

A private jet carrying comedian Dave Chappelle made an emergency landing in Pittsburgh last night because the pilot couldn't handle Chappelle's erratic behavior, TMZ has learned.A source extremely… READ MORE >

- 1471 days ago
Dave Chappelle -- Who Knew I Was Famous?

Dave Chappelle
Who Knew I Was Famous?

Dave Chappelle attempted an impromptu stand-up routine outside of the Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland early this morning -- but Dave's ignorance of his own popularity ended up ruining the… READ MORE >

- 1825 days ago
Chappelle & Son Ride the Whip

Chappelle & Son
Ride the Whip

Dave Chappelle, on a natural high, playing with his son at a movie arcade in L.A. Afterward Dave did not mysteriously disappear. READ MORE >

- 2046 days ago
Dave Chappelle -- From Hong Kong, No Bong

Dave Chappelle
From Hong Kong, No Bong

For a guy who became a living god in stoner culture, it was a little strange to see Dave Chappelle weed out any questions about Mary Jane yesterday at LAX.He was real chummy with one paparazzo… READ MORE >

- 2048 days ago
Celebrity Puppets -- Sesame Street Edition

Celebrity Puppets
Sesame Street Edition

We can't tell you how to get to Sesame Street, but we can tell you which celebs look freakishly like Sesame's felt-skinned residents. Today's episode is brought to you by the letters T, M and Z. READ MORE >

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