Dave Chappelle Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


6th January 2017

Fact: Rocker John Mayer teamed up with comedian Dave Chappelle on Tuesday (03Jan17) to perform covers of Nirvana's Come As You Are and Tom Petty's Free Fallin'. The unlikely duo's collaboration took place during a secret gig in Los Angeles, where Mayer also played some of his new material for lucky fans.


21st November 2016

Fact: Comedian Dave Chappelle is returning to the small screen for his first stand-up specials in 12 years. The funnyman, who received rave reviews for his guest hosting stint on America's Saturday Night Live sketch show earlier this month (Nov16), will release three shows for Netflix next year (17) - two stand-up gigs from his "personal comedy vault", and another special exclusively for the streaming service.


20th July 2015

Fact: SELMA director Ava DuVernay and comedian Dave Chappelle were feted for their charity work as guests of honour at rap mogul Russell Simmons' annual Art for Life benefit in the Hamptons, New York on Saturday (18Jul15). Previous honourees include Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige and Edward Norton.


22nd June 2014

Fact: Rapper Kanye West made a surprise appearance at Dave Chappelle's Radio City Music Hall comedy show in New York on Friday (20Jun14), and performed his tracks New Slaves, Gold Digger and Jesus Walks.


17th June 2014

Fact: Comedian/actor Dave Chappelle surprised the news anchors on U.S. breakfast show Today on Tuesday (17Jun14), when he knocked on the window holding up a sign advertising his Radio City Music Hall shows, which are set to take place in New York on Wednesday (18Jun14). The Half Baked star then gave an impromptu interview about the upcoming performances.


16th June 2014

Quote: "You could tell that he was gonna be a star. I didn't know him until he did the show... It was like Muhammad Ali in the Olympic Village, like, he just knew he was gonna get the gold." Comedian Dave Chappelle recalls Kanye West's first Tv performance on his show.


31st March 2014

Fact: Comedian Dave Chappelle is set to make his return to the New York stage for the first time in over 10 years. The outrageous funnyman will perform his stand-up show at the iconic Radio City Music Hall venue on 19 June (14).


24th January 2009

Quote: "Maybe I can afford to book (comedian) Dave Chappelle at the baby shower now." Pregnant M.I.A. hopes her Best Song Oscar nomination for SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE brings her a new fortune.


17th December 2008

Fact: Comedians Dave Chappelle, Dane Cook and Paul Rodriguez have lined up to entertain guests at various events celebrating U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's history-making inauguration next month (20Jan09).


19th September 2007

Quote: "I met him at a urinal at the NBA All-Star game, so that was my favourite trip to the men's room ever." Steve Carell on his toilet meeting with comedy hero Dave Chappelle.


16th February 2006

Quote: <p>"Who goes from America to Africa for medical attention?" Comedian Dave Chappelle on rumours he left his hit TV series, CHAPPELLE'S SHOW, and fled to Africa for psychiatric treatment. </p>


15th February 2006

Quote: <p>"You know those evolution charts of man? He was the dude walking upright." Funnyman Dave Chappelle on his late hero Richard Pryor. </p>


13th February 2006

Quote: <p>"Every black American is bi-lingual." Funnyman Dave Chappelle insists all African-Americans speak both American and "jive." </p>


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