"Jeopardy!" celebrated some great comedians Wednesday, with the category “Funny Business." But viewers weren’t laughing when none of the contestants could identify iconic comedian Dave Chappelle.
Dave Chappelle has tested positive for COVID-19 in the midst of a residency in Austin, Texas, a rep for the comedian confirmed to Variety on Thursday. Chappelle performed the first of a planned five shows on Wednesday night at the Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater, and was scheduled to perform subsequent sets on Thursday, Friday, Saturday […]
Netflix has removed Dave Chappelle's comedy sketch series "Chappelle's Show" after the comedian requested them to do so. Chappelle revealed the news in a lengthy Instagram video called "Unforgiven," which featured footage from a recent stand-up gig. During the performance, Chappelle claimed he "never got paid" after leaving the ViacomCBS-owned show. "They (ViacomCBS) didn’t have […]
Host Dave Chappelle couldn't help but laugh at his own joke on "Saturday Night Live."
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Dave Chappelle does not hold back in a new Netflix special titled “8:46,” which the streaming platform surprise debuted for free on its YouTube comedy channel late Thursday evening. In a set rife with his signature searing social commentary, the comedian touches on everything from George Floyd’s death to being unable to accept a Grammy […]
Eddie Murphy returned to "Saturday Night Live" for the first time in 35 years, and he brought a few familiar faces with him, including Mr. Robinson, Buckwheat and Gumby.
“I had a choice to make: I could accept what I felt was pay discrimination or I could stand up for those who came before me and those who will come after me. I chose to stand up," says the "Precious" actress.
Dave Chappelle is one of several comedians who have spoken against what he sees as audiences who are too politically correct.
Daphne Dorman, 44, was thanked in the credits of "Sticks & Stones," which premiered in August.
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Dan Reed, who won an Emmy Saturday night for “Leaving Neverland,” said he was “physically sick” when he heard Dave Chappelle’s jokes about not believing Michael Jackson’s accusers.“You can make comedy out of so many other things. Why not do something brave instead of crapping on a victim of child rape?” Reed said backstage Saturday after his Emmy win for Documentary or Non-Fiction Special at the Creative Arts Emmys.Reed, who usually makes films about war, said he was trying to move away from such dark subject matter when he sat down to interview Wade Robson and James Safechuck, two men who say Jackson molested them when they were boys. Reed shared their stories in his HBO documentary.Also Read: Michael Jackson's Molestation Trial: 10 Bizarre Details You Didn't Know or Totally ForgotReed said Chappelle’s jokes in the new Netflix special “Sticks and Stones” — which included Chappelle saying he didn’t believe the accusers — were “completely revolting.”He added that he understood that Chappelle seemed to be striking back at cancel culture and was “riding a wave of being contrarian.”Also Read: Michael Jackson Accusers Criticize Dave Chappelle's Joke About Not Believing ThemBut he noted that “Leaving Neverland” never called on anyone to stop listening to Jackson’s music. The pop icon denied any child molestation throughout his life.Read original story ‘Leaving Neverland’ Director Calls Dave Chappelle’s Jokes About Michael Jackson Accusers ‘Revolting’ At TheWrap
In his Netflix special "Sticks & Stones," Chappelle performed a blatantly racist impression of a Chinese person as part of an anti-trans joke.
Thousands turned out to a benefit hosted by comedian Dave Chappelle that honored victims of a mass shooting in Ohio. The star-studded "Gem City Shine" took place Sunday in Dayton's Oregon District, the historic neighborhood that was marred by a 32-second rampage that killed nine people and left dozens injured Aug. 4. Stevie Wonder headlined the event, which also featured Chance the Rapper and Talib Kweli, among other musicians, news outlets reported.
Dave Chappelle, the comedian and star of “Chappelle’s Show” and recently, “A Star is Born,” will be the 22nd annual recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced Tuesday.Chappelle will receive the prize at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall on Oct. 27. The gala will then be broadcast on PBS on Jan. 6, 2020.Last year’s winner of the prize was “Veep” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and previous recipients are Richard Pryor (1998), Jonathan Winters (1999), Carl Reiner (2000), Whoopi Goldberg (2001), Bob Newhart (2002), Lily Tomlin (2003), Lorne Michaels (2004), Steve Martin (2005), Neil Simon (2006), Billy Crystal (2007), George Carlin (2008), Bill Cosby (2009; rescinded in 2018), Tina Fey (2010), Will Ferrell (2011), Ellen DeGeneres (2012), Carol Burnett (2013), Jay Leno (2014), Eddie Murphy (2015), Bill Murray (2016) and David Letterman (2017).Also Read: Dave Chappelle Helps Out Fans Who Were Scammed by Giving Them Tickets to His Show (Video)“Dave is the embodiment of Mark Twain’s observation that ‘against the assault of humor, nothing can stand.’ For three decades, Dave has challenged us to see hot-button issues from his entirely original yet relatable perspective. Dave is a hometown hero here in Washington, D.C., where he grew up. We’re so looking forward to welcoming him back home,” Kennedy Center president Deborah F. Rutter said in a statement.In 2017, Chappelle celebrated 30 years in comedy by releasing four stand-up specials on Netflix and a residency at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Chappelle won his first Primetime Emmy in 2017 for his hosting “Saturday Night Live,” and he won again in 2018 for his stand-up special “Equanimity.”The event will be co-chaired by Tamia and Grant Hill.Also Read: How to Advocate for Equal Pay: 'Stand in Your Success' (All Things Video Podcast)This year’s gala is under the direction of the creative team from Done + Dusted, the Kennedy Center’s producing partner for the Mark Twain Prize since 2018. It’s also the 22nd year that the gala will be broadcast on PBS.The event was created by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Bob Kaminsky, Peter Kaminsky, Mark Krantz, and John Schreiber.Read original story Dave Chappelle to Receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor from Kennedy Center At TheWrap
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