In his recently released comedy special on Netflix, Dave Chappelle joked that he didn’t make an appearance in Flint, Mich. because he got an invitation to hang out with Chris Rock at the Academy Awards. It’s safe to say he felt he owed them a little something because he recently donated $50,000 from a Michigan show to a Flint-based charity called The Community Foundation of Greater Flint.
If you thought that Dave Chappelle was living it up in a deluxe penthouse in New York City you wouldn’t be further from the truth. The comedy star and his family actually live a mostly quiet life on a farm in a town called Yellow Springs, Ohio.
However, despite living in a village of less than 4,000 people, Chappelle still can’t escape police violence and chose to speak out on it at a recent town hall meeting.
President Barack Obama bid the country farewell a couple of days ago from his adopted hometown of Chicago. However, last night, First Lady Michelle Obama got her opportunity to deliver her parting words to the country while appearing on The Tonight Show.
Saturday Night Live made one of its best decisions in recent memory by bringing Dave Chappelle on as a host for the episode immediately following Donald Trump’s election victory.
Dave Chappelle, a comedic giant among men, still has some firsts to knock off of his list. Such as hosting NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” which has been a step most of comedy’s greats have taken. Well, that’s about to change.
According to the Wrap, Chappelle will be hosting SNL on Nov. 12 and will be bringing A Tribe Called Quest with him as musical quests.
Perhaps the Dave Chappelle “comeback” many of us have been clamoring for is going as swimmingly as planned. At a stop in Hartford, Connecticut last night, Chappelle was heckled before he walked off stage to the boos of some crowd members:
Chappelle, who was headlining the Funny or Die Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Tour, was on stage at the Comcast Theatre in Hartford for just a few minutes, when he suddenly stopped his routine and said the audience was making too much noise, one witness said. For the next 25 minutes, he sat on a stool, read from a book, told the crowd he was still getting paid and then eventually walked off the stage, a witness said.
Some fans are upset and want a refund.
Read more at NBC Connecticut.
The tour continues tonight in Pennsylvania before heading to Chicago. Have you seen Chappelle’s latest show? Were you disappointed in his performance and apparent change in style? Should the audience have complied to Chappelle’s request to quiet down? Should Chappelle do performances that satisfy audience’s expetactions? Thoughts? Sound off below!!!!