Who is Dave Chappelle?
Born August 24, 1973, Chappelle grew up in Maryland, where both of his parents were college professors.
His comedy career started in high school. Chappelle studied Theater Arts, graduating in 1991 from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington.
Moving to New York in the 90s, Chappelle didn’t attend college so he cold pursue stand-up. In 1993, he made his film debut in Robin Hood: Men in Tights, starring Mel Brooks.
In 2003, Chappelle launched his own show, Chappelle’s Show, on Comedy Central. Chappelle’s Show started with a stand-up routine, went into sketch comedy, and typically ended with a musical performance.
Chappelle’s Show ended in 2006, after he walked away abruptly, leaving behind a $50million deal. He continued doing stand-up.
In 2014, Chappelle returned to the New York comedy circuit, playing ten nights at Radio City Music Hall.