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Dave Chappelle

American comedian and actor (born 1973)

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Dave Chappelle: American comedian and actor (born 1973)
David Khari Webber Chappelle is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He is known for his satirical comedy sketch series Chappelle's Show (2003–2006). The series ran until Chappelle quit the show in the middle of production of the third season. After leaving the show, Chappelle returned to performing stand-up comedy across the U.S. By 2006, Chappelle was called the "comic genius of America" by Esquire and, in 2013, "the best" by a Billboard writer. In 2017, Rolling Stone ranked him No. 9 in their "50 Best Stand Up Comics of All Time".

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Dave Chappelle’s Attacker Says He Was “Triggered” by Comic’s Jokes | THR News [Video]

Dave Chappelle’s Attacker Says He Was “Triggered” by Comic’s Jokes | THR News

Isiah Lee claimed Chappelle made jokes about his past material, which has included controversial comments about the LGBTQ community.

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Nate Burleson on Juggling Many Jobs and Wants to Interview Dave Chappelle and Will Smith | New York Power 2022 [Video]

Nate Burleson on Juggling Many Jobs and Wants to Interview Dave Chappelle and Will Smith | New York Power 2022

Nate Burleson spoke with The Hollywood Reporter on the red carpet of New York Power event.

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Netflix Will Not Air Dave Chappelle’s Hollywood Bowl Set | THR News [Video]

Netflix Will Not Air Dave Chappelle’s Hollywood Bowl Set | THR News

The most talked-about moment from Netflix’s first-ever comedy festival – perhaps one of the most talked-about moments from any comedy performance in recent memory – isn’t coming to streaming.

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Dave Chappelle Provides New Details of Attack at Secret Stand-Up Show | THR News [Video]

Dave Chappelle Provides New Details of Attack at Secret Stand-Up Show | THR News

Two nights after the Hollywood Bowl incident, the comedian played The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, with stars like Kim Kardashian and Sean "Diddy" Combs in the crowd.

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Kevin Hart Addresses Dave Chappelle Onstage Attack Saying Audiences Need to “Respect the Craft” | THR News [Video]

Kevin Hart Addresses Dave Chappelle Onstage Attack Saying Audiences Need to “Respect the Craft” | THR News

"Somebody getting their ass whipped sends a message out to other people," Hart said in praising security's response to the incident that occurred at Chappelle's Hollywood Bowl show earlier this week.

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Dave Chappelle Releases Statement About ‘Unsettling’ Onstage Attack [Video]

Dave Chappelle Releases Statement About ‘Unsettling’ Onstage Attack

Dave Chappelle Releases Statement , About ‘Unsettling’ Onstage Attack. Dave Chappelle Releases Statement , About ‘Unsettling’ Onstage Attack. CNN reports a representative for Dave Chappelle..

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Dave Chappelle Refuses to Let Onstage Attack “Overshadow” Hollywood Bowl Sets | THR News [Video]

Dave Chappelle Refuses to Let Onstage Attack “Overshadow” Hollywood Bowl Sets | THR News

Dave Chappelle does not want the audience member who assaulted him onstage to distract from his history-making run at the Hollywood Bowl.

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Dave Chappelle Attacked on Stage During Set at the Hollywood Bowl | THR News [Video]

Dave Chappelle Attacked on Stage During Set at the Hollywood Bowl | THR News

Comedian Dave Chappelle was assaulted on stage during his set at the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday night, according to the Los Angeles Police Department, people attended the show and footage circulating on..

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Dave Chappelle Attacked Onstage While Performing in LA [Video]

Dave Chappelle Attacked Onstage While Performing in LA

Dave Chappelle Attacked Onstage , While Performing in LA. NPR reports that while Chappelle was performing at the Hollywood Bowl on May 3, . NPR reports that while Chappelle was performing at the..

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Jon Stewart Awarded Mark Twain Prize for American Humor [Video]

Jon Stewart Awarded Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Jon Stewart Awarded , Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Stewart became the 23rd recipient of the prestigious comedy award on April 24. Due to the pandemic, the former 'Daily Show' host is the..

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George Lopez Rips Hollywood Bowl's 'Olive Garden Security' for Chappelle Attack

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Dave Chappelle Says He Spoke with Attacker After Hollywood Bowl Attack

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Tehran Von Ghasri Says He Warned Security About Chappelle Attacker, Was Ignored

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Dave Chappelle Attacker Charged with Possession of Weapon with Intent to Assault

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Dave Chappelle Attacker Won't Be Charged with Felony

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Dave Chappelle Audio About Attacker, "I Felt Good, My Friends Broke His Arm!"

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Chappelle refuses to allow 'unsettling' attack to overshadow 'historic' comedy run

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Nikita Dragun Wants To Educate Dave Chappelle On Transgender Community

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Stars and Scars -- You Be the Judge

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Jon Stewart Says Dave Chappelle's 'Never Hurtful,' Better Communication Needed

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