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Encyclopedia > Dave Chappelle
David Chappelle
Dave Chappelle, 2007
Dave Chappelle, 2007
Birth name David Khari Webber Chappelle
Born August 24, 1973 (1973-08-24) (age 34)
Washington, D.C., United States
Medium Stand-up, television, film
Years active 1988–present
Genres Satire/political satire, improvisational comedy, observational comedy, surreal humor, sketch comedy
Subject(s) Racism, race relations, American politics, African American culture, pop culture, recreational drug use
Influences Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Bill Cosby, Martin Lawrence, George Carlin, Mel Blanc[1],Chris Rock
Spouse Elaine Chappelle (2 children)
Website http://www.davechappelle.com

David Khari Webber Chappelle (born August 24, 1973) is an American stand-up comedian, screenwriter, television/film producer, and actor. In 2003, he became known for his popular sketch comedy television series, Chappelle's Show. The show has a popular cult following. is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... B. J. Novak in a stand-up comedy routine at Olde English sketch comedy in June 2007. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... Comedy may be divided into multiple genres based on the source of humour, the method of delivery, and the context in which it is delivered. ... 1867 edition of Punch, a ground-breaking British magazine of popular humour, including a good deal of satire of the contemporary social and political scene. ... Political satire is a subgenre of general satire that specializes in gaining entertainment from politics, politicians and public affairs. ... Improvisational comedy (also called improv) is comedy that is performed with a little to no predetermination of subject matter and structure. ... Observational comedy is a brand of humor based on making remarks about various facets of daily life. ... Surreal humour is a form of humour based on bizarre juxtapositions, absurd situations, and nonsense logic. ... Sketch Show redirects here. ... Manifestations Slavery Racial profiling Lynching Hate speech Hate crime Genocide (examples) Ethnocide Ethnic cleansing Pogrom Race war Religious persecution Blood libel Paternalism Police brutality Movements Policies Discriminatory Race / Religion / Sex segregation Apartheid Redlining Internment Ethnocracy Anti-discriminatory Emancipation Civil rights Desegregation Integration Equal opportunity Counter-discriminatory Affirmative action Racial quota... Race relations is the area of sociology that studies the social, political, and economic relations between races at all different levels of society. ... The Federal Government of the United States was established by the United States politics is dominated by the two major parties, the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. ... In the United States, African American culture or Black culture includes the various cultural traditions of African American communities. ... Popular culture, or pop culture, is the vernacular (peoples) culture that prevails in a modern society. ... Recreational drug use is the use of psychoactive drugs for recreational purposes rather than for work, medical or spiritual purposes, although the distinction is not always clear. ... Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III (December 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005) was an American comedian, actor, and writer. ... For other uses, see Eddie Murphy (disambiguation). ... Bill Cosby (born William Henry Cosby, Jr on July 12, 1937) is an American comedian, actor, television producer, and activist. ... Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence[1] (born April 16, 1965) is an American actor, comedian, director and producer. ... George Denis Patrick Carlin[15] (born May 12, 1937) is a Grammy-winning American stand-up comedian, actor, and author. ... Melvin Jerome Blanc (May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989) was a prolific American voice actor. ... Christopher Julius Rock III[5] (born February 7, 1965)[6][7] is an Emmy Award winning American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer and director. ... is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Richard Pryor hits the money line A stand-up comedian or stand-up comic is someone that performs in comedy clubs, usually reciting a fast paced succession of amusing stories, short jokes and one-liners, typically called a monologue. ... Screenwriters, scenarists, or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Sketch Show redirects here. ... Chappelles Show is an American comedy television series starring comedian Dave Chappelle. ...

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Early Life

Chappelle was born in Washington, D.C. His father, William David Chappelle III, was a professor at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. His younger brother is named Abdi. His mother, Yvonne K. (née Reed), was a professor at Howard University and the University of Maryland and is also a Unitarian Universalist minister.[2] Chappelle grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland and attended Woodlin Elementary school.[3] During young Chappelle's formative years, his comic inspiration came from various comedy idols, particularly Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor.[4] On Inside the Actors Studio, he also cited Bugs Bunny as one of his earliest influences, praising voice actor Mel Blanc. For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Antioch College is a private, independent liberal arts college in Yellow Springs, Ohio and is the founder and flagship institution of the six campus Antioch University system. ... Yellow Springs is a village in Greene County, Ohio, and is the home of Antioch College. ... Née redirects here. ... Howard University (HU) is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian university located in Washington, D.C., United States. ... The University of Maryland, College Park (also known as UM, UMD, or UMCP) is a public university located in the city of College Park, in Prince Georges County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., in the United States. ... The flaming chalice is the universally recognized symbol for Unitarian Universalism. ... For other types of minister, see Minister In Christian churches, a minister is a man or woman who serves a congregation or participates in a role in a parachurch ministry; such persons can minister as a Pastor, Preacher, Bishop, Chaplain, Deacon or Elder. ... Not to be confused with Silver Springs. ... For other uses, see Eddie Murphy (disambiguation). ... Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III (December 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005) was an American comedian, actor, and writer. ... Inside the Actors Studio is the Emmy-nominated, longest-running original series on the Bravo cable television channel, hosted by James Lipton. ... Bugs Bunny is an animated rabbit/hare who appears in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated films produced by Warner Bros. ... A voice actor (also a voice artist) is a person who provides voices for animated characters (including those in feature films, television series, animated shorts), voice-overs in radio and television commercials, audio dramas, dubbed foreign language films, video games, puppet shows, and amusement rides. ... Melvin Jerome Blanc (May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989) was a prolific American voice actor. ...


After his parents separated, Chappelle stayed in Washington with his mother while spending summers with his father in Ohio. In June 1991, he graduated from Washington's Duke Ellington School of the Arts, a renowned performing arts high school, where he majored in theatre arts.[1] For other uses, see Summer (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Duke Ellington School of the Arts is a high school located in Washington, D.C. dedicated to arts education. ... Education in the performing arts is a key part of many primary and secondary education curricula and is also available as a specialisation at the tertiary level. ... For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle — indeed...


Career

Early works

Chappelle moved to New York City to pursue a career as a comedian. He gathered the courage to perform at Harlem's famed Apollo Theater in front of the infamous "Amateur Night" audience. The performance resulted in him being booed off the stage. Chappelle has described the experience as the moment that gave him the courage to continue his show business aspirations.[1] He quickly made a name for himself in the New York City comedy circuit, even performing in the city's parks. At the age of 20, Chappelle made his film debut as "Ahchoo" in Mel Brooks's Robin Hood: Men in Tights. That same year, he had a small but showy role in the film Undercover Blues. On the strength of his performances in these films, Chappelle was offered the role of Bubba in Forrest Gump, which was in a pre-production stage. Not realizing the impact this future Academy Award winner for Best Picture would have, and concerned about what seemed to be a racially demeaning character, he turned down the part. He has since admitted to regretting the decision.[5] Chappelle played another supporting movie role in 1994's little-seen Getting In. He attracted the attention of TV network executives with his guest appearance in an episode of ABC's highly rated sitcom Home Improvement. The storyline had Chappelle and real-life friend comedian Jim Breuer ask Tim Taylor for advice on their girlfriends. The characters' single outing in the episode proved so popular that ABC decided to give them their own spin-off sitcom titled Buddies. However, after taping a pilot episode, Jim Breuer was fired and replaced with actor Christopher Gartin. Buddies premiered in March 1996 to disappointing ratings. The show was cancelled after only four episodes out of thirteen that were produced. Nine years later, in May 2005, ten of the episodes were released on a single-disc DVD to capitalize on Chappelle's new-found fame. For other uses, see Harlem (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Apollo Theatre (disambiguation). ... Booing is the act of showing displeasure for someone or something, generally an entertainer, by loudly yelling Boo (and holding the oo sound) or making other noises of disparagement, such as animal noises. ... For the Korean family name Park, see Korean name. ... Mel Brooks (born June 28, 1926) is an Academy Award-winning American director, writer, comedian, actor and producer best known as a creator of broad film farces and comedy parodies. ... Robin Hood: Men In Tights (1993) is a film parody of the story of Robin Hood, particularly parodying Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. ... Undercover Blues is a 1993 movie about a family of secret agents, starring Kathleen Turner and Dennis Quaid. ... For other uses, see Forrest Gump (disambiguation). ... ©A.M.P.A.S.® The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to artists working in the motion picture industry. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... For other uses, see Home Improvement (disambiguation). ... Jim Breuer This article is about the comedian. ... Tim The Tool Man Taylor is a fictional character on the American television sitcom Home Improvement, played by Tim Allen. ... A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new organization or entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a new company formed from a university research group. ... Buddies is the name of a short-lived sitcom starring Dave Chappelle that aired on ABC in 1996. ... A television pilot is a test episode of an intended television series. ... Christopher Gartin is an American actor (born in New York City). ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... When TV viewers or entertainment professionals in the United States mention ratings they are often referring to Nielsen Ratings, a system developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the audience size and composition of television programming. ... 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Wikimedia Commons has media related to: May 2005 Deaths in May May 26: Eddie Albert May 25: Ismail Merchant May 25: Sunil Dutt May 25: Graham Kennedy May 22: Thurl Ravenscroft May 21: Howard Morris May 21... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ...


He later appeared as the nightclub comedian in The Nutty Professor starring Eddie Murphy, one of his major comedic influences. He also had minor roles in Con Air and Martin Lawrence's Blue Streak. He co-wrote (with Neal Brennan) and starred in Half Baked, a cult film about a group of pot-smoking best friends trying to get their friend out of jail. The Nutty Professor is a 1996 film starring Eddie Murphy. ... For other uses, see Eddie Murphy (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Conair. ... Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence[1] (born April 16, 1965) is an American actor, comedian, director and producer. ... For other uses, see Blue Streak (disambiguation). ... Neal Brennan is an American writer, stand-up comedian, director, and producer. ... Half Baked is a 1998 comedy film starring Dave Chappelle, Jim Breuer, Harland Williams and Guillermo Díaz. ... A cult film is a film that has acquired a highly devoted but relatively small group of fans. ... This article is about the plant genus Cannabis. ...


Chappelle appeared as himself in an episode of The Larry Sanders Show, in which he and the executives of the show's nameless television network satirized the treatment that scriptwriters and show creators were subject to, as well as the executives' knee-jerk stereotyping when it came to race. In 1998, he played a supporting role as Tom Hanks' character's friend and confidant in You've Got Mail. The Larry Sanders Show is a satirical television sitcom that originally aired from 1992 to 1998 on the HBO cable television network in the USA. It starred stand-up comedian Garry Shandling as vain, neurotic talk show host Larry Sanders. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... Thomas Jeffrey Tom Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is a two-time Academy Award-, two-time Emmy-, four-time Golden Globe- and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American film actor, director, voice-over artist, writer and film producer. ... Youve Got Mail is an American romantic comedy released in 1998 by Warner Brothers. ...


Chappelle's Show

Main article: Chappelle's Show

In 2003, Chappelle debuted his own weekly sketch comedy show on Comedy Central called Chappelle's Show. The show parodied many aspects of American culture including racial stereotypes, politics and pop culture. Along with comedy skits, the show also featured musical performances by mostly hip-hop and soul artists. Chappelle's pointed social and political commentary quickly helped the show garner critical and commercial success as well as controversy.[6] Richard Pryor, one of Chappelle's comedic influences, was a fan of the show and stated that he had "passed the torch" to Chappelle.[7] He received two Emmy nominations for the show.[8] Chappelles Show is an American comedy television series starring comedian Dave Chappelle. ... Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States. ... Chappelles Show is an American comedy television series starring comedian Dave Chappelle. ... This article very generally discusses the customs and culture of the United States; for the culture of the United States, see arts and entertainment in the United States. ... An ethnic stereotype is a generalized representation of an ethnic group, composed of what are thought to be typical characteristics of members of the group. ... For other uses, see Politics (disambiguation). ... Popular culture, or pop culture, is the vernacular (peoples) culture that prevails in a modern society. ... Hip-Hop music is a style of popular music. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... This article is about portable open fires. ... An Emmy Award. ...


Additionally, the DVD set, Chappelle's Show Season One Uncensored!, became the best-selling DVD of a television show to date, overtaking the previous best-selling, The Simpsons first season DVD. It had sold over 3 million copies.[9] Due to the show's popularity, Comedy Central's parent company Viacom reportedly offered Chappelle a $55 million contract (giving Chappelle a share of DVD sales) to continue production of Chappelle's Show for two more years while allowing him to do side projects. Chappelle had stated that sketches are not his favorite form of comedy, and that the characteristics of the show's format were somewhat like short films. DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Viacom (NYSE: VIA) (NYSE: VIAb) is an American media conglomerate with various worldwide interests in cable and satellite television networks (MTV Networks and BET), and movie production and distribution (the Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks movie studios). ... Short subject is an American film industry term that historically has referred to any film in the format of two reels, or approximately 20 minutes running time, or less. ...

Chappelle as Rick James in the popular "Rick James sketch".

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Season 3 turbulence

In a June 2004 stand-up performance in Sacramento, California, Chappelle walked off the stage after berating his audience for constantly shouting "I'm Rick James, bitch!", which became a catchphrase from the popular "Rick James sketch". After a few minutes, Chappelle returned and continued by saying "The show is ruining my life." He stated that he disliked working "20 hours a day" and that the popularity of the show was making it difficult for him to continue his stand-up career which was "the most important thing" to him. He also told the audience: Sacramento redirects here. ... A catch phrase is a phrase or expression that is popularized, usually through repeated use, by a real person or fictional character. ... The following is a list of skits performed on the Comedy Central series Chappelles Show. ...

You know why my show is good? Because the network officials say you're not smart enough to get what I'm doing, and every day I fight for you. I tell them how smart you are. Turns out, I was wrong. You people are stupid.[10]

Season 3 was scheduled to air on May 31st, 2005, but in May 2005, Chappelle stunned fans and the entertainment industry when he abruptly left during production of the third season of Chappelle's Show. Chappelle has since stated that he was unhappy with the direction the show had taken, claiming pressure from network executives regarding the show's content. Chappelle left the United States to visit South Africa. His decision to visit South Africa while leaving the public in the dark regarding the details about his absence triggered reports of drug problems. Chappelle gave an interview to Time Magazine's South African bureau chief. Chappelle denied any drug or mental problems but stated that his reasons for visiting South Africa were to reflect on his life and career. 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Wikimedia Commons has media related to: May 2005 Deaths in May May 26: Eddie Albert May 25: Ismail Merchant May 25: Sunil Dutt May 25: Graham Kennedy May 22: Thurl Ravenscroft May 21: Howard Morris May 21... (Clockwise from upper left) Time magazine covers from May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ...

I don't normally talk about my religion publicly because I don't want people to associate me and my flaws with this beautiful thing. And I believe [Islam] is a beautiful religion if you learn it the right way. It's a lifelong effort. Your religion is your standard. Coming here I don't have the distractions of fame. It quiets the ego down. I'm interested in the kind of person I've got to become. I want to be well rounded and the industry is a place of extremes. I want to be well balanced. I've got to check my intentions, man.[11]

Return

Later in the year, Chappelle[12] performed impromptu stand-up shows in Los Angeles.[13][14] He then went on a tour which began in Newport, Kentucky which is not far from his Ohio home.[15] He also made a surprise appearance on HBO's Def Poetry where he performed two poems, titled Fuck Ashton Kutcher and How I Got the Lead on "Jeopardy!."[16] He was interviewed for Inside the Actors Studio on December 18, 2005 at Pace University's Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts. The show premiered on February 12, 2006.[17] Chappelle stated that the death of his father in 1998 had an impact on his decision to go to South Africa. By throwing himself into his work, he had not taken a chance to mourn his father's death. He also said the rumors that he was in drug or psychiatric treatment only persuaded him to stay in South Africa.[1] Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... The Campbell County Courthouse in Newport, Kentucky Newport is a city in Campbell County, Kentucky, USA, at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking Rivers. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... Def Poetry, also known as Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry or Def Poetry Jam, is an HBO television series produced by hip-hop music entrepreneur Russell Simmons. ... Christopher Ashton Kutcher (pronounced , rhyming with butcher; born February 7, 1978) is an American actor best known for playing Michael Kelso in the television series That 70s Show. ... Jeopardy redirects here. ... Inside the Actors Studio is the Emmy-nominated, longest-running original series on the Bravo cable television channel, hosted by James Lipton. ... is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pace redirects here. ... The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts is the principal theatre of Pace University and is located at the Universitys New York City campus in Lower Manhattan. ... is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


He continued:

I would go to work on the show and I felt awful every day, that's not the way it was. ... I felt like some kind of prostitute or something. If I feel so bad, why keep on showing up to this place? I'm going to Africa. The hardest thing to do is to be true to yourself, especially when everybody is watching.

Chappelle also said that he felt some of his sketches were "socially irresponsible". [18][19] He singled out the "pixie sketch" in which pixies appear to people and encourage them to reinforce stereotypes of their races. In the sketch, Chappelle is wearing blackface and is dressed as a character in a minstrel show.[20] According to Chappelle, during the filming of the sketch, a white crew member was laughing in a way that made him feel uncomfortable and made him rethink the show.[18][19] Chappelle said "it was the first time I felt that someone was not laughing with me but laughing at me."[18] For other uses, see Pixie (disambiguation). ... This reproduction of a 1900 minstrel show poster, originally published by the Strobridge Litho Co. ... Detail from cover of The Celebrated Negro Melodies, as Sung by the Virginia Minstrels, 1843 The minstrel show, or minstrelsy, was an American entertainment consisting of comic skits, variety acts, dancing, and music, performed by white people in blackface or, especially after the American Civil War, African Americans in blackface. ...


During these interviews, Chappelle did not rule out returning to Chappelle's Show to "finish what we started", but promised that he would not return without changes to the production, such as a better working environment. He also stated he would like to donate half of the DVD sales to charity.[21] Chappelle expressed disdain at the possibility of his material from the unfinished third season being aired, saying that to do so would be "a bully move", and that he would not return to the show if Comedy Central were to air the unfinished material.[19] On July 9, 2006, Comedy Central aired the first episode of Chappelle's Show: The Lost Episodes. An uncensored DVD release of the episodes was made available on July 25. Consequently, it is highly unlikely that Chappelle will ever return to Comedy Central. is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 2006 in television involved some significant events. ... is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Chappelle has stated that he has no intention of leaving Yellow Springs, Ohio, his current residence. "Turns out you don't need $50 million to live around these parts, just a nice smile and a kind way about you. You guys are the best neighbors ever", he stated at a blues and jazz festival in the town in mid-September 2006, "That's why I came back and that's why I'm staying."[22] Yellow Springs is a village in Greene County, Ohio, and is the home of Antioch College. ...


Rick James Movie

In June 2004, based on the popularity of the "Rick James sketch", it was announced that Chappelle was in talks to portray Rick James in a biopic from Paramount Pictures.[23] Chappelle disagreed with the proposed tone of the film and put a halt to the talks.[24] A biographical film or biopic is a film about a particular person or group of people, based on events that actually happened. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ...


Dave Chappelle's Block Party

The site of Dave Chappelle's Block Party in Brooklyn.
The site of Dave Chappelle's Block Party in Brooklyn.

Chappelle was the subject and producer of the Michel Gondry-directed documentary Dave Chappelle's Block Party which chronicles a Chappelle-hosted event in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn on September 18, 2004. The highlight of the event was the reunion of popular '90s rap group The Fugees. Chappelle toured several cities in February and March 2006 to promote the film under the moniker "Block Party All-Stars featuring Dave Chappelle". Universal Pictures' genre division Rogue Pictures released the film in the United States on March 3, 2006. This article is about the New York City borough, or Kings County, New York. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... Michel Gondry, 2005 Michel Gondry, born May 8, 1963 (1964 according to some sources), is a French Academy Award winning screenwriter, film, commercial, and music video director noted for his inventive visual style and manipulation of mise en scène. ... Dave Chappelles Block Party (aka Block Party) is a documentary film hosted and written by comedian Dave Chappelle, and directed by Michel Gondry. ... Bedford Stuyvesant (aka Bed-Stuy) is a neighborhood in central Brooklyn, New York City. ... This article is about the New York City borough, or Kings County, New York. ... is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Fugees are a critically acclaimed music band from the United States, popular during the mid-1990s, whose repertoire includes primarily hip hop, with elements of soul, and Caribbean music (particularly reggae). ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... Rogue Pictures is a division of Focus Features, the specialty film division of Universal Studios, which is a division of NBC Universal. ... is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Other works

Chappelle has appeared in commercials for Right Guard, Coke, and Pepsi. The latter two are a contradictory endorsement which he has humorously referred to in a stand up performance, saying "I can't even taste the difference...all I know is Pepsi paid me most recently, so, it tastes better." Chappelle appeared on Talib Kweli/Hi-Tek collaboration album Reflection Eternal performing the voices of Nelson Mandela and Rick James. He also appeared on Prince Paul's album Politics of the Business and on mixtapes by Talib Kweli and 50 Cent. Right Guard is a type of deodorant for men. ... The wave shape (known as the dynamic ribbon device) present on all Coca-Cola cans throughout the world derives from the contour of the original Coca-Cola bottles. ... The current Pepsi logo Pepsi-Cola (often shortened to Pepsi), is a carbonated cola soft drink manufactured by PepsiCo, and the principal rival of Coca-Cola. ... Talib Kweli Greene (born October 3, 1975), better known as Talib Kweli, is an American MC from Brooklyn, New York. ... Hi-Tek is an American Rawkus Records alternative hip hop artist from Cincinnati. ... Reflection Eternal is a hip hop duo composed by rapper Talib Kweli and DJ Hi-Tek. ... For other people named Mandela, or other uses, see Mandela. ... Prince Paul (born Paul Huston) is a DJ and hip hop producer. ... Politics of the Business is the third album by African-American hip hop producer Prince Paul. ... The compact audio cassette brought homemade mixes of pop songs within the reach of the casual music fan. ... 50 cent redirects here. ...


Personal life

Chappelle became a Muslim in 1998. He does not discuss this publicly, having stated that he does not want people associating his "flawed self" with Islam, which he says is "beautiful."[25] There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ... For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ...


Chappelle has commented on being a computer and video game enthusiast, some of his favorites being NBA Street, Street Fighter , Grand Theft Auto and World of Warcraft. He has paid tribute to various video games in a few of his sketches. One was to Grand Theft Auto, in which he plays the main character, who steals a car to go to work. Another is when he is playing "Street Hoops" with a kid who has cancer in the hospital. In a sketch about a posthumous Tupac Shakur song, a lyric mentions "run up in yo' spot like CJ from San Andreas."[citation needed] Enthusiasm (from Gr. ... NBA Street is a successful basketball video game created by EA Sports BIG. It was released in 2001 for the PlayStation 2. ... “Street Fighter” redirects here. ... Grand Theft Auto redirects here. ... World of Warcraft (commonly abbreviated as WoW) is a massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by Blizzard Entertainment and is the fourth game in the Warcraft series, excluding expansion packs and the cancelled Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans. ... Grand Theft Auto may refer to Motor vehicle theft, a crime in many jurisdictions Grand Theft Auto (film), a film directed by Ron Howard Grand Theft Auto (series), a computer and video game series Grand Theft Auto (video game), the first game in this series Category: ... Posthumous means after death. ... Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac, Makaveli, or simply as Pac, was an American artist renowned for his rap music, movie roles, poetry, and his social activism. ... Carl CJ Johnson is a fictional character in the Grand Theft Auto video game series, serving as the protagonist, anti-hero/hero and player-controlled character in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. ... Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is the fifth video game in the Grand Theft Auto series. ...


Chappelle is also capable of playing at least two jazz standards, "'Round Midnight" and "Misty," on piano, as seen in his film Block Party and the television series Iconoclasts. Round Midnight is a 1944 song by jazz musician Thelonious Monk. ... Misty is a jazz standard written in 1954 by the pianist Errol Garner. ... Dave Chappelles Block Party (aka Block Party) is a documentary film hosted and written by comedian Dave Chappelle, and directed by Michel Gondry. ... Iconoclasts is a Sundance Channel show with the tagline Change the way you see celebrity. Each episode pairs two creative visionaries who discuss their lives, influences, and art. ...


He lives with his wife Elaine and two sons,[20] Sulayman[26] and Ibrahim,[citation needed] on a 65-acre farm, which he calls "Fuck you Hollywood farm",[27] just outside Yellow Springs, Ohio.[15] When he is not touring or engaged in filming for television or the big screen, Chappelle can be seen in the shops and markets of the small college town known as a countercultural center. For other uses, see Farm (disambiguation). ... Yellow Springs is a village in Greene County, Ohio, and is the home of Antioch College. ... In North America, a college town or university town is a community (often literally a town, but possibly a small or medium sized city, or in some cases a neighborhood or a district of a city) which is dominated by its university population. ... Counterculture (also counter-culture) is a sociological word used to describe the values and norms of behavior of a cultural group, or subculture, that run counter to those of the social mainstream of the day,[1] the cultural equivalent of political opposition. ...


Television works

  • 1995: Home Improvement as Dave (one episode)
  • 1995: Buddies
  • 2000: Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly as himself
  • 2003: Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, bitch!! as himself
  • 2004: Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth as himself
  • 2003-2006: Chappelle's Show as himself and others

For other uses, see Home Improvement (disambiguation). ... Buddies is the name of a short-lived sitcom starring Dave Chappelle that aired on ABC in 1996. ... Chappelles Show is an American comedy television series starring comedian Dave Chappelle. ...

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1993 Undercover Blues Ozzie
Robin Hood: Men in Tights Ahchoo first major role
1994 Getting In Ron
1996 Joe's Apartment Cockroach voice only
The Nutty Professor Reggie Warrington
1997 Damn Whitey Dave short film
Bowl of Pork Black Forrest Gump short film
Con Air Joe 'Pinball' Parker
The Real Blonde Zee
1998 Woo Lenny
You've Got Mail Kevin Jackson
Half Baked Thurgood Jenkins/Sir-Smoke-a-Lot also co-writer
1999 Blue Streak Tulley
200 Cigarettes Taxi driver
2000 Screwed Rusty P. Hayes
2002 Undercover Brother Conspiracy Brother
2006 Dave Chappelle's Block Party Himself also producer

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References

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  2. ^ Yvonne Seon Biography. The History Makers.com. Retrieved on 2007-03-28.
  3. ^ Silver Spring, Singular: Dave Chappelle Mentions Silver Spring on ITAS
  4. ^ Taylor-Fabe, Andy (April 17, 2002). Dave Chappelle Returns to A2. The Michigan Daily. Retrieved on 2007-03-16.
  5. ^ Forrest Gump Trivia. imdb.com. Retrieved on 2007-03-23.
  6. ^ Feeney, Matt (March 4, 2004). Why is Dave Chappelle's Malice So Winning?. Slate.com. Retrieved on 2007-03-23.
  7. ^ Chappelle: 'An Act Of Freedom'. 60 Minutes II, CBS News (December 29, 2004). Retrieved on 2007-03-16.
  8. ^ Awards for Dave Chappelle. IMDb.
  9. ^ Ault, Susanne (June 3, 2005). Latest Chappelle DVD is Selling Like Crazy. Video Business. Retrieved on 2007-03-20.
  10. ^ Carnes, Jim. "Dave Chappelle lets rude crowd have it, sticks up for Cosby's comment.", Sacramento Bee, June 18, 2004. Retrieved on 2007-03-20. 
  11. ^ Robinson, Simon (May 15, 2005). On the Beach With Dave Chappelle. Retrieved on 2007-03-20.
  12. ^ Susman, Gary (May 26, 2005). The Buckeye Stops Here. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on 2007-03-20.
  13. ^ Susman, Gary (June 3, 2005). True Hollywood Story. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on 2007-03-20.
  14. ^ Itzkoff, Dave (November 27, 2005). Dave Chappelle Is Alive and Well (and Playing Las Vegas). The New York Times. Retrieved on 2007-03-21.
  15. ^ a b Kaufman, Gil (September 12, 2005). Dave Chappelle Is Back Onstage. MTV News. Retrieved on 2007-03-20.
  16. ^ Def Poetry: Season 5: Episode 1: Summary. HBO.
  17. ^ Inside The Actors Studio: Dave Chappelle's Bio. Bravo.
  18. ^ a b c Chappelle's Story: Dave's Moral Dilemma. The Oprah Winfrey Show.
  19. ^ a b c Transcript: Interview With Dave Chappelle, July 7, 2006. Anderson Cooper 360, CNN.
  20. ^ a b Gordon, Devin (May 16, 2005). Fears of a Clown. Newsweek. Retrieved on 2007-03-20.
  21. ^ Chappelle's Story: Future of 'Chappelle's Show'. The Oprah Winfrey Show.
  22. ^ The Associated Press (September 11, 2006). Chappelle plans to stay in Ohio town. USA Today. Retrieved on 2007-03-21.
  23. ^ Rashbaum, Alyssa (June 10, 2004). Dave Chappelle Is Rick James, Bitch!. MTV News. Retrieved on 2007-03-21.
  24. ^ Fleming, Michael (December 13, 2006). Turner to script singer James' biopic. Variety. Retrieved on 2007-03-21.
  25. ^ Van Agtmael, Peter (May 15, 2005). On the Beach With Dave Chappelle. Time. Retrieved on 2008-04-14.
  26. ^ Klein, Joshua (March 7, 2001). The sixth man. The Onion. Retrieved on 2007-03-21.
  27. ^ Inside the Actors Studio (Season 12, Episode 11), originally aired February 12th, 2006

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