Dave Chappelle

Born Aug 24, 1973

David Khari Webber "Dave" Chappelle is an American comedian, screenwriter, television/film producer, actor, and artist. Chappelle began his film career in the film Robin Hood: Men in Tights in 1993 and continued to star in minor roles in the films The Nutty Professor, Con Air, and Blue Streak. His first lead role in a film was in Half Baked in 1998.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Dave Chappelle.


1973 Birth Chappelle was born in Washington, D.C., on August 24, 1973, the youngest of three. … Read More


1993 19 Years Old …  After beginning his film career in 1993 as Ahchoo in Mel Brooks' Robin Hood: Men in Tights, he landed minor roles in box office hits including The Nutty Professor, Con Air, and Blue Streak. … Read More


1994 - 1997 4 More Events
At the beginning of 1998, he did a stand-up performance for HBO Comedy Half-Hour.
1999 - 2000 2 More Events
2002 28 Years Old He followed this up with an appearance as "Conspiracy Brother" in the 2002 racial satire Undercover Brother.
2003 29 Years Old In 2003, Chappelle debuted his own weekly sketch comedy show on Comedy Central called Chappelle's Show. … Read More


In June 2004, based on the popularity of the "Rick James" sketch, it was announced that Chappelle was in talks to portray James in a biopic from Paramount Pictures, also owned by Viacom. … Read More
2005 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In June 2005, Chappelle performed impromptu stand-up shows in Los Angeles. … Read More
2006 32 Years Old …  On July 9, 2006, Comedy Central aired the first episode of Chappelle's Show: The Lost Episodes. … Read More
2007 33 Years Old In April 2007, Chappelle set a stand-up endurance record at the Laugh Factory Sunset Strip comedy club, beating comedian Dane Cook's record of three hours and 50 minutes. … Read More
2009 35 Years Old 1 More Event
On November 19, 2009 Chappelle performed at the Laugh Factory again, where it was speculated that he would attempt to take back the record. … Read More
2010 36 Years Old His work, as well as that of Margaret Cho, was also the subject of a book by a Canadian dramaturg Elizabeth Ludwig, American Stand-Up and Sketch Comedy, that was published at the end of 2010. … Read More
He lives with his family in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and continues to perform stand-up, having toured the U.S. as part of the 2013 Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival.


2014 40 Years Old Chappelle referenced the Hartford, incident, that "young, white, alcoholics" should be blamed for the prior incident, that he hoped North Korea would bomb Hartford, that in the future he would not stop in Hartford for gas and finally summarizing his feelings on the situation by saying, "Fuck Hartford!" However, in August 2014 Chappelle returned to Hartford for a surprise appearance at the 2014 Oddball Festival and received multiple standing ovations during his set. … Read More
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