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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 34 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 >

- 97 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 >

- 103 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 >

- 193 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 >

- 264 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 >

- 360 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 >

- 372 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 >

- 396 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 >

- 405 days ago

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