Dave Chappelle

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In Abu Dhabi, 'Genocide' Draws Cheers for Chappelle

Comedian gives his reason to make Jewish people feel safe in US

(Newser) - Comedian Dave Chappelle said Thursday a "genocide" is striking the Gaza Strip during the Israel-Hamas war—a comment that brought cheers during his performance in the capital of the United Arab Emirates—while also urging Americans to fight antisemitism so Jews don't feel like they need to be...

3 People No Labels Should Consider for Its Nominee
Hey, No Labels,
Look Over Here

Hey, No Labels, Look Over Here

At Politico Magazine, Alexander Burns argues these 3 celebrities are better suited for the job

(Newser) - No Labels purports to be a third party that's all about upending the American political system—so why is it trying to recruit from within that exact political system? That's the topic Alexander Burns ponders in a column at Politico Magazine in which he argues that a celebrity...

Chappelle Has Words for Katt Williams After Viral Rant

Williams dissed a bunch of Black comedians on YouTube interview

(Newser) - Dave Chappelle has words for Katt Williams after the comedian slammed a number of his fellow Black entertainers earlier this month during an appearance on the Club Shay Shay YouTube show . Williams threw shade at Cedric the Entertainer, Steve Harvey, Rickey Smiley , Ludacris , Kevin Hart , Tiffany Haddish , Tyler Perry , and...

Dave Chappelle Had Every Right to Walk Out of That Show

Dean Obeidallah says comedian sought to protect his craft amid unauthorized filming

(Newser) - While Dave Chappelle is again taking flak for his jokes , he's also getting support for his decision to walk out of a show in Florida on Wednesday. Dean Obeidallah, a former comedian and attorney, argues Chappelle was right to leave the stage at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino...

Chappelle Rips on Trans, Disabled People in New Netflix Show

Comedian says he's done with trans jokes in new Netflix special, then pokes fun of them again

(Newser) - Dave Chappelle's most recent controversy involved comments he made regarding the Israel-Hamas war, but he's now returning to a source of previous backlash. The 50-year-old comedian had taken heat in the past for remarks about the transgender community in his Netflix special The Closer, but that didn't...

Dave Chappelle Shows Up in a Most Unexpected Place

Comedian is spotted on Capitol Hill in selfie with GOP congresswomen, including Lauren Boebert

(Newser) - Dave Chappelle had a couple of appearances in DC planned for this week, including an "Arts as Activism" event at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, the comedian's alma mater, as well as a show at Capital One Arena on Thursday. The Hill reports that the 50-year-old...

Fans Walk Out Over Chappelle's Israel Comments

Some shouted in anger, others in support at Boston show

(Newser) - Sources say recently controversial comedian Dave Chappelle sparked shouts of anger (as well as some of support) and even walk-outs while performing in Boston Thursday night. Toward the end of his stand-up routine, Chappelle started talking about the Israel-Hamas war, according to sources who spoke to the Wall Street Journal...

Dave Chappelle Attacked Onstage at Comedy Fest
Chappelle Attack Lands
Man 270 Days in Jail

Chappelle Attack Lands Man 270 Days in Jail

Comedian was attacked onstage in May by Isaiah Lee while performing at Hollywood Bowl

(Newser) - The man who attacked Dave Chappelle during a Netflix event at the Hollywood Bowl in May has been sentenced to 270 days in jail. Isaiah Lee, 24, pleaded no contest to one charge of misdemeanor battery and one charge of entering a restricted area during a live event, People reports....

Elon Musk Hears the Boos at Dave Chapelle Show
Elon Musk: That Booing
'Is a First for Me'

Elon Musk: That Booing 'Is a First for Me'

Dave Chapelle brings him up on stage, and much of the crowd lets him have it

(Newser) - (This story has been updated with reaction from Elon Musk.) It could be a pop-culture thought experiment: Would fans of one divisive figure, Dave Chapelle , embrace the even more divisive figure of Elon Musk? As it turns out, not so much. As Gizmodo reports, Chapelle brought Musk up on...

On SNL , Chappelle Talks Kanye, Avoids Trans Jokes
Has Some
Advice for Kanye

On SNL, Chappelle Has Some Advice for Kanye

But comedian doesn't directly address his own controversy

(Newser) - Dave Chappelle hosted Saturday Night Live, and his critics who boycotted the show may be interested to learn he made no trans jokes . In his monologue, however, the comedian did have plenty to say about the controversy swirling around Ye —formerly Kanye West—and NBA star Kyrie Irving over...

People Are Threatening to Boycott SNL Over Next Host

Dave Chappelle is returning to the show

(Newser) - Dave Chappelle hosted the Saturday Night Live episodes that aired the Saturdays after the 2016 and 2020 elections—and, despite the fact that he's recently become quite controversial, the comedian is returning to do the same after Tuesday's election. Chappelle, who has remained unapologetic after coming under fire...

Outcry Leads to Cancellation Hours Before Chappelle Show

Comedian moves to another Minneapolis theater

(Newser) - Dave Chappelle lost his stage in Minneapolis on Wednesday night, hours before showtime, when the venue decided to act on complaints from staff members and the public about the booking. "We hear you and we are sorry," First Avenue posted on social media, adding, "We are not...

Chappelle Has Surprise News at Theater Dedication

Theater at his alma mater, Duke Ellington School, won't be named after him after all

(Newser) - Just before Dave Chappelle's most recent Netflix special dropped, his alma mater, the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC, announced its theater would be named for the comedian, who pledged to donate $100,000 to teachers' wages. It's "the most significant honor of my...

Chappelle's Alleged Attacker: Show Was 'Triggering'

Isaiah Lee tells 'New York Post' jokes about LGBTQ and homelessness set him off

(Newser) - Isaiah Lee went to the “Netflix Is a Joke” show on May 3 expecting to have fun, but he says he was “triggered” by jokes he heard about the LGBTQ community and homelessness. In a jailhouse interview with the New York Post, the 23-year-old—who allegedly attacked...

Man Recognizes Alleged Chappelle Attacker as His Own Alleged Attacker

Isaiah Lee charged with attempted murder in a separate alleged attack

(Newser) - The man suspected of rushing Dave Chappelle during a show last month and tackling him onstage has now been arrested in a separate alleged attack. Police say Isaiah Lee, 23, got into a fight with a roommate in a Los Angeles transitional living facility in December and stabbed the man....

Kevin Hart: Beating of Chappelle Attacker 'Needed to Happen'

Howard Stern, on the other hand, sees hypocrisy in how things were handled

(Newser) - Video footage showed people punching and kicking the man who rushed Dave Chappelle on stage at the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday. Photos also showed the suspect with a very clearly broken arm . "It's one of those things that needed to happen, though," Kevin Hart told guest host...

Suspect in Attack on Chappelle Won't Face Felony Charges

Isaiah Lee could still be charged with misdemeanors

(Newser) - Update: The man arrested in the onstage attack on comedian Dave Chappelle won't be charged with any felonies, the Los Angeles Police Department said Thursday. Prosecutors came to the conclusion that criminal conduct occurred but not felony conduct, CBS News reports. The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office will...

Chappelle Pushes Back After Affordable Housing Controversy

Comic says threat to nix club over project plan had nothing to do with the idea of affordable housing

(Newser) - Comedian Dave Chappelle said his threat to pull the plug on his plans to open a comedy club near his hometown in Ohio wasn't because he opposed a proposal for affordable housing in a nearby development. Chappelle, who became the target of criticism this week after speaking against the...

Patton Oswalt's Message on Dave Chappelle Backfires

Comedian insists he's an 'LGBTQ ally' after post about his longtime friendship with Chappelle

(Newser) - The comedy business can be a somewhat insular one, where everybody knows everybody and ties stretch back decades. So it's not surprising that comedian Patton Oswalt has known Dave Chappelle for more than three decades, and his New Year's Eve post on that topic is now drawing heat....

Chappelle, Netflix Stoke a Little More Controversy

Comedian is headlining streaming service's comedy festival

(Newser) - Netflix continues to not distance itself from Dave Chappelle despite the comedian's courting of controversy. Chappelle will headline a show at the streaming company's 11-day comedy festival, the Netflix Is a Joke Festival, next year, Rolling Stone reports. The festival takes places in various venues across Los Angeles...

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