Dave Khari Webber Chappelle known as Dave Chappelle is an american actor,producer,writer and outstanding comedian. His work can be judged from the awards he has been honored with. He is the recipient of 2 Emmy Awards , 3 Grammy Awards plus Mark twain prize.
Chappelle born on August 24,1973 in Washington D.C., U.S is multi talented and multitasking personality. He started his comedy sketch series in 2003 known as “Chappelle Show”. Somewhere around 2006 Dave started stand up comedy shows on different platforms in the USA.
He grew up in Silver Spring,maryland. He has been influenced by Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor since childhood. From a young age Dave had keen interest in comedy and drama. His friends and family members often used to comment that Chappelle is going to be comedian king one day.
His parents were professors and his great grandfather was the president of the Allen university. Dave Completed his graduation in theater from Duke ellington school in 1991.
He is awarded with the various titles as well, like
“Comic Genius Of America” called by Esquire in 2003.
“The best” was called by Billboard in 2013.
Rolling stone ranked him no.9 out of 50 for “50 Best Stand Up Comics of All Time”.
He initially performed at the Apollo theater and started getting attention from the audience. Due to his amazing performance he started getting recognized. He appeared on the famous HBO Def Comedy Jam in 1992. This show has changed his life and he got famous in the entertainment industry.
He started receiving invitations from the most popular shows like Late Show with David Letterman, The Howard stern show for guest hosting.
In 1993, Chappelle debuted for his comedy movie “Men in tights”. This was the beginning of Dave in the film industry. He also worked on different television series but did not receive an expected appreciation but he did not fall back. He came up with the new show in 2003 “Chappelle Show” on comedy central. This gained a lot of popularity and the first season was a great hit.
This show was also nominated for Emmy awards but unfortunately Chappelle left the show due to some direction issue and broke the $50 million dollar contract with the comedy central.
Between 2005-2013, Dave Performed in various stand up comedians and TV shows. Again he rose to popularity in 2014 when he came back to New York and performed in various shows. He won an Emmy award for amazing guest actor in a comedy series for his great performance.
Dave Chappelle and Netflix deal
In Nov 2016 finalized a deal with netflix for 3 standup specials. Dave finalized $60 million for the deal. This was one of the biggest deals ever paid to the comedian at this level.
Talking about his earnings between June 2016 to June 2017 Dave earned $ 47 million and in between June 2017 to June 2018 Dave made $ 35 million.
For his netflix specials, Dave received a Grammy award in 2018 for best comedy album “The age of spin and deep in the heart of taxes”. Again in 2020 he received a third Grammy for his album “Stick and Stones”.