Chappelle attended Woodlin Elementary School in Silver Spring, Maryland, as a child. Pete Seeger and Johnny Hartman were among the guests at his parents’ house, who were political activists.
Chappelle’s comedy influence came from Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor at the time, and Hartman prophesied that he would be a comedian. Chappelle lived in Washington with his mother after his parents divorced, but spent his summers in Ohio with his father.
He was an usher at Ford’s Theatre while in high school. He received his bachelor’s degree in theatrical arts from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington in 1991.
Five Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards, and the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor are among his many honors.
For his guest appearance on Saturday Night Live, Chappelle won his first Emmy in 2017. For his Netflix comedy album The Age of Spin & Deep in the Heart of Texas, he won a Grammy Award in 2018.
Another Netflix special starring Chappelle, Equanimity, was nominated for three Emmys in 2018 and won the Best Variety Special award (Pre-Recorded).
The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, which is presented by the Kennedy Center as America’s greatest comedy accolade, was awarded to Dave Chappelle in 2019. Chappelle won his third Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album for Sticks & Stones in 2020.
Who Attacked Dave Chappelle?
Isaiah Lee has been identified as the member of the audience who stormed the stage and tackled Dave Chappelle.
The Los Angeles Police Department verified to Page Six that Lee, 23, was arrested and charged with felony assault with a dangerous weapon on Wednesday. Bail is set at $30,000 for him.
Lee charged at the stand-up comedian, 48, with an imitation handgun with a blade inside, according to Officer Lizeth Lomeli of the LAPD.
According to witnesses, the mayhem broke out at 10:45 p.m. local time toward the end of the “Robin Hood: Men in Tights” star’s stand-up set at the Hollywood Bowl as part of the “Netflix Is a Joke” event.