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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 536 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 >

- 552 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 >

- 601 days ago
Dave Chappelle -- Roasts Caitlyn Jenner ... Kylie Not Amused

Dave Chappelle
Roasts Caitlyn Jenner ... Kylie Not Amused

Dave Chappelle lit up Caitlyn Jenner during his sold-out show in Hollywood while Kylie Jenner and Tyga watched from VIP seats ... but only one of 'em was laughing. Sources inside Dave's epic 3rd… READ MORE >

- 628 days ago
Chris Rock -- Mum on Backing Down as Host (VIDEO)

Chris Rock
Mum on Backing Down as Host

Chris Rock was a man of few words Saturday night as he left The Comedy Club. As he and pal Dave Chappelle left, our photog asked about the push for a host boycott. Chris has said he's writing a… READ MORE >

- 692 days ago
Dave Chappelle -- Let Me Teach You About MLK Jr. Day (VIDEO)

Dave Chappelle
Let Me Teach You About MLK Jr. Day

Here's a cool, and educational, run-in with Dave Chappelle outside the Laugh Factory. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Dave broke down what our photog (who is black) not-so-elegantly… READ MORE >

- 697 days ago
Dave Chappelle -- Hell Yes, I'll Open for Eddie Murphy, Just One Problem ... (VIDEO)

Dave Chappelle
Hell Yes, I'll Open for Eddie Murphy Just One Problem ...

Dave Chappelle is about to make comedy fantasies come true, because he's not saying "NO" ... to a possible dream team concert with Eddie Murphy. There's more buzz than ever about Eddie possibly… READ MORE >

- 788 days ago
Dave Chappelle -- I'm Riding a Flyboard, Bitch! (PHOTO)

Dave Chappelle
I'm Riding a ... Flyboard, Bitch!!!

Dave Chappelle strapped himself onto one of those flyboards this weekend while vacationing in the Caribbean, and had an awesome time! Maybe? Probably not. The look on Dave's face screams ... I'm… READ MORE >

- 859 days ago
Dave Chappelle -- QUIT BITCHIN ABOUT THE FIGHT ... It Wasn't That Bad!

Dave Chappelle
QUIT BITCHIN ABOUT THE FIGHT ... It Wasn't That Bad!

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao wasn't a rip-off ... it wasn't a let down ... it was a PRETTY GOOD FIGHT ... so says Dave Chappelle.  Dave -- who occasionally trains at Manny's Wild Card Boxing Club… READ MORE >

- 955 days ago
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