Dave Chappelle, known as David Khari Webber Chappelle, is a famous American Stand-Up Comedian, writer, actor, and producer. He is mainly known for his sense of humor and unpredictable comedy. Most of his spirit is on surreal humor, sketch comedy. He also used racist and sociopolitically in his comedy.
Chappelle receives numerous awards, including four Emmy Awards and three Grammy Awards and the Mark Twain Prize, also the Mark Twain Prize. He also appeared in the satirical comedy sketch series Chappelle’s Show from 2003 to 2006.
In 2006, Chappelle was also called “comic genius of America” by Esquire and, in 2013, “the best” by a Billboard writer. In 2017, In Rolling Stone, he ranked No. 9 in their “50 Best Standup Comics of All Time”.
David Chappelle was born in Washington, D.C., U.S. His father “William David Chappelle III”, was a professor of vocal performance and the voice of the students at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. And his mother was “Yvonne Seon” worked for Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba, the Unitarian Universalist minister.
David Chappelle grew up in the Silver Spring, Maryland, and attended classes in the Woodlin Elementary School. David parent was politically active, and his family visits many famous actors, a musician like “Pete Seeger” and “Johnny Hartman.” Hartman is the one who predicted that David will be going to be a comedian.
David spends most of his time read and watching “Eddie Murphy” and “Richard Pryor”. He said they are inspiration came from. Later his parent separated. David considers living in Washington, D.C., with his mom and spend his summery days. His father moves to Ohio. He works as an usher in Ford’s Theatre and manages significant events. In 1991, he graduated from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Washington, D.C., with a theatre arts degree.
On September 13, 1990. Chappelle moves to “New York” to pursue his dreams. David performed in the Apollo Theater’s “Amateur Night”, but he was poorly booed. But David won’t give up. He continues to work hard.
He struggles hard to make his name. Soon, David made his name in New York comedy circuits. He performs perfectly by practicing in “open mic” places like Boston Comedy Club on W 3rd St. In 1992, he appeared in the Television show Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam telecast on HBO. This seemed to help him to be grown. After that, he starts inviting in many Television shows like The Late Show With Politically Incorrect, Late Night With Conan O’Brien show, David Letterman Show, and The Howard Stern Show. The American actor “Whoopi Goldberg” named him “The Kid”.
In 2001, David Married “Elaine Mendoza Erfe”. From Elaine, David has 3 kids. Two sons, Sulayman and Ibrahim, and one daughter Sanaa. He lives on a farm of 65 acres near Ohio. He also has many houses in Xehina, Ohio. He once told his neighbors, “I don’t need $50 million to stay here. Just l need a smile and good grief. You are the best neighbors, That why I come back.”
David converted to “Islam” in 1991. In 1994, he said, he doesn’t like to talk about my religion and my sins in public. People start to associate me and my flaws. It is a beautiful thing if you learn it correctly. David also appeared in a video telling the backstory about the “Well of Zamzam” in Mecca.
In 2004, he contributed his time to “Seeds of Peace” International Camp, a camp located in “Otisfield, Maine”, bringing together young leaders from societies in conflict. David Chappelle’s net worth is about $50 million.
Dave Chappelle Filmography:
|David Khari Webber Chappelle||Ahchoo||1993|
|The Nutty Professor||Reggie Warrington||1996|
|Joe’s Apartment||Cockroach (Voice Actor)|
|The Real Blonde||Zee|
|Bowl of Pork||Black Forrest Gump|
|Half Baked||Thurgood Jenkins Sir, Smoke-a-Lot||1998|
|You’ve Got Mail||Kevin Jackson|
|200 Cigarettes||Disco Cabbie||1999|
|Screwed||Rusty P. Hayes||2000|
|Undercover Brother||Conspiracy Brother||2002|
|Dave Chappelle’s Block Party||Himself||2006|
|A Star Is Born||Noodles||2018|
|The One and Only Dick Gregory||Himself||2021|
Dave Chappelle Stand-up specials:
|Killin’ Them Softly||HBO||2000|
|For What It’s Worth||Showtime||2004|
|The Age of Spin||Netflix||2017 2019|
|Deep In The Heart of Texas|
|The Bird Revelation|
|Sticks & Stones|