Dave Chappelle is a rather colorful stand-up comic who uses his race for the topic of several jokes. He often talks about the struggles for a black man in everyday life and his takes on life (however innapropirate) are often correct and can make people laugh at themselves.
Chappelle's show was a sketch comedy show that ran for 3 seasons from early 2003 until
late 2006.It starred Dave Chappelle in many sketches and he often performs skits about his everyday life.
It had a total of 28 epsiodes. Despite it's short run it is what put Dave Chappelle on the map
and is still considered to be one of my favorite sketch comedy shows of all time.
In 2006 Dave Chappelle produced and stared in a documentary titled "Dave Chappelle's Block Party".
This documentary follows Chappelle during the summer of 2004 as he prepares to throw a massive block
party in Brooklyn, New York. The party itself includes Sets performed by Chappelle and also performances
by Kanye West, The Roots, and Common. The film was positively recieved and currently holds a 91%
approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Today Chappelle lives with his wife (Elaine), and his 2 sons (Sulayman and Ibrahim) just outside of
Yellow Springs, Ohio. He admits to being an avid World Of Warcraft fan and plays the game more then just
occasionally. He has been a muslim since 1998 and has stated that the Islamic religion "is a beautiful
thing when learned correctly".
On top of being one of the most sucessful stand up comedians of all time Chappelle has also had a
rather sucessful film carrer. He has stared in many sucessful films some of which include: Con-Air, The
Nutty Professor, Undercover Brother, Screwed, 200 Ciggarettes, and You've got mail!. He has not been on air
for a few years but a comeback is always hoped for the the great Dave Chappelle.