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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 688 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 >

- 784 days ago
Dave Chappelle -- Crowd Demands Refunds for Slurry, Half Baked Show

Dave Chappelle
Crowd Demands Refunds For Slurry, Half Baked Show

Dave Chappelle proved even comedic geniuses have off nights ... because hundreds of angry fans are demanding refunds after a Detroit performance many are calling a drunken catastrophe. According… READ MORE >

- 796 days ago
Dave Chappelle -- Drunken Idiot Arrested After Throwing Banana Peel

Dave Chappelle
Drunken Idiot Arrested After Throwing Banana Peel

Dave Chappelle was the victim of a drunken racist attack during a New Mexico show -- a guy in the crowd threw a banana peel at him ... then got thrown in jail for it. Santa Fe cops busted… READ MORE >

- 820 days ago
Bob Arum -- Dave Chappelle's Son ... 'Could Be a Major Boxer'

Bob Arum
Dave Chappelle's Son ... 'Could Be a Major Boxer'

Well, Arum didn't pull punches out in L.A. last night -- saying the kid's "pretty good" and "could develop into a major boxer." That's one hell of an endorsement. READ MORE >

- 829 days ago
Dave Chappelle -- Son Training at Pacquiao's Boxing Gym

Dave Chappelle
Son Training at Pacquiao's Boxing Gym

Dave Chappelle's son is learning to box with some of the BEST trainers in the world -- the Pacquiao camp -- and the comedian tells us there's a possibility his kid could go pro.  Chappelle… READ MORE >

- 833 days ago
Michael Sam & Dave Chappelle -- HANDS UP, DON'T SHOOT

Michael Sam & Dave Chappelle
HANDS UP, DON'T SHOOT

He's off the team, but Michael Sam still has a lot in common with his former St. Louis Rams teammates -- throwing up the Ferguson "Hands Up" tribute last night with Dave Chappelle. The two… READ MORE >

- 936 days ago
Dave Chappelle -- Donald Sterling Got Screwed ... Shouldn't Have Lost the Clippers

Dave Chappelle
Donald Sterling Got Screwed Shouldn't Have Lost the Clippers

Dave Chappelle is DEFENDING Donald Sterling ... claiming the disgraced former L.A. Clippers owner got screwed when his team was ripped away from him.Chappelle opened up about the topic in an… READ MORE >

- 953 days ago
Dave Chappelle: 'Today' Show Crasher (VIDEO)

Dave Chappelle
'Crashes' 'Today' Show

Dave Chappelle was banging on the window at the "Today" show this morning -- but the stunt was just as transparent as the glass. Matt Lauer feigned surprise when he just happened to notice the… READ MORE >

- 1107 days ago
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