Got a Tip? Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here
READ NOW

TMZ SPORTS

  • FS1
    M-T-Th-F:
    9:00 PM PST

    W:
    9:30 PM PST
clock-iconREMIND ME TO WATCH

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,

LATEST STORIES
  
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 >

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 >

- 21 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 >

- 112 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 >

- 183 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 >

- 279 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 >

- 290 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 >

- 315 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 >

- 323 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 >

- 328 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 >

- 431 days ago

Around The Web