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Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle
Dave Chappelle, 2007
Personal information
Birth nameDavid Khari Webber Chappelle
Birth dateAugust 24, 1973(age 43)
Birth placeWashington, D.C., U.S.
MediumStand-up, television, film
Years active1987 present
GenresSatire/political satire, improvisational comedy, observational comedy, surreal humor, sketch comedy, black comedy, blue comedy
SubjectRacism, race relations, American politics, African American culture, pop culture, recreational drug use, human sexuality, morality
InfluencesRichard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Mel Blanc, Chris Rock
SpouseElaine Chappelle (2001-present) 3 children
Notable works and rolesHimself and Various in Chappelle's Show
Himself in Dave Chappelle's Block Party
Achoo in Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Thurgood Jenkins in Half Baked

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David Khari Webber "Dave" Chappelle (-enʃəˈpɛlpron; born August 24, 1973) 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. In 2003, he became widely known for his popular sketch comedy television series, Chappelle's Show, which ran until 2006. He is ranked forty-third in Comedy Central Presents: 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time.

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