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Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle's career started while he was in high school at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC where he studied theatre arts. At the age of 14, he began performing stand-up comedy in nightclubs. Shortly after graduation, he moved to New York City where he quickly established himself as a major young talent. At the age of 19, ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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  Chappelle's Show (TV Series) (1 episode, 2004) (writer - 32 episodes, 2003 - 2006)
- Episode #3.3 (2006) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #3.2 (2006) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #3.1 (2006) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Music Jump-Off (2004) ... (creator)
 2005 Block Party (Documentary)
 2004 Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth (TV Special documentary) (written by)
 2000 Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly (TV Movie documentary) (written by)
 1998 Half Baked (written by)
 1998 HBO Comedy Half-Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dave Chappelle (1998) ... (writer)
 1998 The Dave Chappelle Project (TV Movie) (written by)
 1997 Damn Whitey (Short) (written by)
 1997 Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (TV Series) (additional material - 1 episode)
- Electric Bike (1997) ... (additional material)
 1993 Comic Justice (TV Series) (1993)
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Appeared on Talib Kweli's album "Train of Thought". He did the voices of Nelson Mandela and Rick James. (2000) See more »

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7 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

David 'Dave' Chappelle


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I look at it like that word, 'nigger', used to be a word of oppression. But that when I say it, it feels more like an act of freedom. For me to be able to say that unapologetically on television. See more »


Made the Forbes Celebrity 100 List with $12 million in earnings. See more »


His comedic point-of-view of popular culture and drugs See more »

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