Dave Chappelle’s show in Minneapolis canceled by venue after backlash
First Avenue had faced blowback for booking the legendary comedian for a surprise, sold-out performance in the months that followed his 2021 Netflix special, “The Closer,” in which Chappelle doubled down on jokes about the LGBTQ community.washingtonpost.com
Members of Queen, the Police, Rush to honor Taylor Hawkins
The twin concerts for Foo Fighters’ late drummer Taylor Hawkins will include Miley Cyrus, Liam Gallagher, Joan Jett, Mark Ronson, members of Queen, The Police, Rush, Kiss, The Pretenders, Motley Crue, Queens of the Stone Age, Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Supergrass and comedian Dave Chappelle.
Fans At John Mulaney’s Show Said They Felt “Ambushed” When Dave Chappelle Opened It With Anti-Trans Jokes
“I have a lot of trans friends and I’m gay myself, so I was really disappointed that Dave was allowed to perform, given that he has a history of transphobic jokes,” one attendee told BuzzFeed News.View Entire Post ›news.yahoo.com
Ornate Gold State Coach prepared ahead of Queen's jubilee celebrations
The Gold State Coach at the Royal Mews in Buckingham Palace is being prepared ahead of Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee celebrations. A Trooping the Colour will kick off four days of celebrations for the jubilee, including tea parties, a pop concert and people's parade through central London.news.yahoo.com
Twitter Relishes In The Magnitude Of Jamie Foxx And Busta Rhymes Fighting Off Dave Chappelle's Attacker
Jamie Foxx and Busta Rhymes are getting their flowers on social media after allegedly giving a beatdown to the man who attacked Dave Chappelle on stage while the comedian was performing on Monday at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.news.yahoo.com
Armed Man Arrested for Ambushing Chappelle Dropped a Rap Track About Him
InstagramThe man who allegedly rushed the stage and attacked comedian Dave Chappelle as he performed Tuesday night at the Hollywood Bowl is an aspiring rapper who recorded a song in 2020 titled “Dave Chappell.”Isaiah Arias Lee, who performs under the name “NoName_Trapper,” was arrested on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon, according to booking records. Lee, 23, was carrying a replica gun with a knife hidden inside, police said. After Chappelle’s security team subdued Lee—with the assistannews.yahoo.com
‘He Will End Up Canceling Himself If He Feels Like Nobody Can Cancel Him’: Cedric the Entertainer Weighs In on Dave Chappelle and Cancel Culture
Cedric The Entertainer cautions Dave Chappelle that his response to the scrutiny he’s facing for controversial LGBTQ comments he made during his latest Netflix standup […]news.yahoo.com
Dave Chappelle's surprise appearance at his former high school was 'the most narcissistic display I've seen,' according to a student who was in attendance
16-year-old student Andrew Wilson told Insider that Chappelle arrived with documentary film cameras and told students they "can't silence" him.news.yahoo.com
Kanye West Unleashes Expletive-Filled Rant Defending Dave Chappelle: ‘You Can’t Cancel None of Us’
YouTubeIn recent days, Kanye West—or “Ye,” as he wishes to be called now—has been making the rounds with Larry Hoover Jr., the activist son of Larry Hoover, a Chicago gangland figure. Hoover is currently serving a life sentence at a supermax prison in Florence, Colorado, for ordering a 1973 murder and then, according to feds, running a criminal enterprise from behind bars. Hoover Jr., who appears on Ye’s recent album Donda, is pleading for a sentence break for his father under the First Step Actnews.yahoo.com
Transgender stand-up comedian Joan Riviera Simoncelli explains what Dave Chappelle got wrong
As a stand-up comedian, Joan Riviera Simoncelli wants fellow comics to have the freedom to entertain audiences however they see fit. “In the special, [Chappelle] said he was rich and famous,” she said. “When he says he wants the transgender community to stop punching down, there’s no way transgender minorities are doing that,” Simoncelli said. “[Chappelle] needs so much more education, and it’s not only him — look at Kevin Hart and the media in general. “Before Chappelle became rich and famous, we were already the butt of all the jokes,” Simoncelli said.outinsa.com
Feminists divided over report that lesbians 'pressured into sex by some trans women'
A recent study reporting that some lesbians feel pressured into having sex with transgender women, who are biological males, has divided feminists and the gay and transgender community over whether their sexual preferences amount to transphobia.news.yahoo.com
Jon Stewart says Dave Chappelle Netflix controversy a result of 'miscommunication,' comic 'not a hurtful guy'
Jon Stewart is putting on his public relations cap in defense of longtime friend, comedian Dave Chappelle, who Stewart is adamant was not trying to be divisive in his latest comedy special, "The Closer."news.yahoo.com
33 years later, Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall return to Zamunda
NEW YORK – When Eddie Murphy made the original “Coming to America,” he was, almost indisputably, the funniest man in America. “Now I take nothing for granted and appreciate everything.”Thirty-three years after “Coming to America,” Murphy and Hall have returned to Zamunda. At the barbershop, where Murphy and Hall also reprise their characters, the conversation bounces from Teslas to transgender people. Before making “Black Panther,” Murphy has said Ryan Coogler approached him about a “Coming to America” sequel. Ruth E. Carter designed the costumes of both “Black Panther” and “Coming 2 America.” Both were shot in Atlanta.
Dave Chappelle tests positive for COVID-19; Texas shows canceled
FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Dave Chappelle arrives at Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 22nd Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor presented to Dave Chappelle, in Washington. Chappelle tested positive for the coronavirus just before his comedy show scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 21, forcing his upcoming appearances to be canceled, a spokeswoman said. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)AUSTIN, Texas – Dave Chappelle tested positive for the coronavirus just before his comedy show scheduled for Thursday, forcing his upcoming appearances to be canceled, a spokeswoman said. Those shows have been canceled and Chappelle is quarantining, his representative Carla Sims said in a statement. He apologized on Instagram to followers for the canceled shows, saying they'd be rescheduled.
Dave Chappelle set to turn Ohio firehouse into comedy club
Chappelle is set to buy a former fire station near his Ohio hometown with plans to turn it into a comedy club. Fire Station in Yellow Springs will be sold to the 47-year-old actors company and turned into a club that will seat 140 people. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio – Comedian Dave Chappelle is set to buy a former fire station near his Ohio hometown with plans to turn it into a comedy club. Chappelle's ties to Ohio go back to his father, who graduated from Antioch College, in Yellow Springs, and later was a professor there. In June, Chappelle held a private, outdoor stand-up and social commentary performance to a socially distant and masked audience in Yellow Springs.
Dave Chappelle performing 10 shows in Austin, including 5 with newest celebrity Texan Joe Rogan
AUSTIN, Texas – Dave Chappelle appears to be enjoying his time in Texas because he’s performing 10 shows in Austin on scattered dates between Dec. 8 - 20. Tickets for the shows go on sale Friday, Dec. 4, at noon and are expected to sell out quickly. One of Texas’ newest celebrity residents, Joe Rogan, will join Chappelle on stage for the Dec. 8, 9, 11, 15 and 16 shows. Chappelle was spotted out in San Antonio a few times over the last month at the historic Pearl. One fan who ran into the comedy icon said their interaction was “the most Dave Chappelle thing ever” and spoke highly of their random run-in.
Netflix removes ‘Chappelle’s Show,’ Dave asks fans to stop streaming the show on all platforms
Dave Chappelle is asking his fans to stop streaming his popular sketch comedy show, “Chappelle’s Show,” and educating viewers about his early career and the circumstances of why his show ended with Comedy Central and Viacom. But when Chappelle asked that he not do it anymore, the other comedian said he wasn’t going to stop. The second lesson, a lesson in street smarts, Chappelle says he played a Three-card Monte game in New York where he lost $60. “I’m not going through the agents, I’m coming to my real boss, I’m coming to you. Boycott Chappelle’s Show, do not watch it unless they pay me.”Related: ‘It was the most Dave Chappelle thing ever.’ Man runs into famous comedian at the Pearl
Trevor Noah to host 2021 Grammy Awards
NEW YORK – “The Daily Show” host and comedian Trevor Noah has been tapped to host the 2021 Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy made the announcement hours before the nominees for the upcoming show are revealed. It would mark Noah's first time hosting the Grammys, which will be held Jan. 31. Earlier this year, Noah competed for his first Grammy Award: The 36-year-old Emmy winner was nominated for best comedy album with “Son of Patricia," but lost to Dave Chappelle. See you at the 63rd GRAMMYs!”Alicia Keys was the most recent Grammys host.
Dave Chappelle visits San Antonio’s Pearl again, gets photobombed by pooping dog
SAN ANTONIO – Legendary comedian Dave Chappelle was spotted in San Antonio again just over a month after his last visit to Alamo City when he ran into one lucky San Antonio man who called the interaction the “most Dave Chappelle thing ever.”Chappelle was seen walking around The Pearl on Saturday afternoon, according to MySanAntonio.com. He posed with fellow comedians Ardie Fuqua, Mo Amer and Ashley Barnhill in a photo on Fuqua’s Instagram. But it’s a photo that Chappelle didn’t pose for that is one of the best celebrity photos of the year (in our opinion). The photo shows Chapelle strolling through the Pearl farmer’s market while a dog poops in the foreground. Chapelle is set to perform several shows in Texas this week, including three in Houston this Thursday through Saturday after three shows in Austin Monday through Wednesday.
Jim Carrey, as Biden, mocks Trump loss on 'SNL'
Jim Carrey played President-elect Joe Biden, taking the stage and poking fun at the five-day wait for results. He even offered a throwback to one of his infamous '90s-era lines, calling President Donald Trump a “Looooosseer!” to laughs and applause. Chappelle hosted “SNL” in November 2016 in its first episode after Trump’s election, pointedly critiquing the surprise over the result. “You know, I didn't know Donald Trump was going to win the election,” Chapelle said four years ago. “SNL” has regularly lampooned Trump and his presidency in recent years, enlisting Baldwin to play the commander in chief.
‘It was the most Dave Chappelle thing ever.’ Man runs into famous comedian at the Pearl
SAN ANTONIO – “It was the most Dave Chappelle thing ever." That’s the reaction one lucky San Antonio man had when he had an unexpected run-in with the famous comedian at The Pearl on Tuesday morning. Julian Dais spoke with KSAT Wednesday about his chance encounter with Chappelle and said the man, widely considered a comedy genius, noticed him before he noticed Chapelle. Chappelle responded saying “just hearing you say that means a lot to me,” Dais told KSAT. The last time the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor winner was spotted around San Antonio was during a series of surprise, pop-up comedy shows last October.
Dave Chappelle discusses George Floyd, Don Lemon, Candace Owens, Kobe Bryant in new special
Dave Chapelle released a 27-minute set on YouTube Thursday night addressing George Floyd’s death which has sparked one of the largest civil rights movements in history. Chappelle didn’t hold back starting his set saying “this is weird and less than ideal circumstances to do a show," referencing the socially distanced crowd who were wearing masks due to the coronavirus pandemic. The quote is followed by a link encouraging people to support the Equal Justice Initiative. Towards the end of the set Chappelle discusses his late friend Kobe Bryant who died in January in a helicopter crash. "Crying like a baby.”Watch the YouTube special below:*Please be advised the video contains graphic and offensive language.
Dave Chappelle speaks on George Floyd in new Netflix special
NEW YORK – An angry and emotional Dave Chappelle spoke on the killing of George Floyd in a surprise Netflix special, saying America was being punished for its mistreatment of black men. The special was released Thursday and is streaming free on Netflix’s comedy YouTube channel. It was taken from a show at an outdoor pavilion in Yellow Springs, Ohio, with about 100 attendees on June 6. Chappelle called his special “8:46” in part after the length of time the officer was on top of the handcuffed Floyd. “When I watched that tape, I understood this man knew he was going to die,” said the comedian.
Dave Chappelle Addresses George Floyd's Death in Surprise Netflix Special '8:46'
Dave Chappelle broke his silence on George Floyds death and addressed racial discrimination in a surprise Netflix special titled 8:46 on Friday. Floyd was a 46-year-old black man who died on May 25 after a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, pressed his knee into Floyd's neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds. This is weird and less than ideal circumstances to do a show, Chappelle said to the crowd. Its hard to figure out what to say about George Floyd, he continued as he paused to ask fans how they were feeling. This man kneeled on a mans neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds.
2020 hopefuls stuck in Washington deploy surrogates for help
For some candidates, surrogates help keep their hands clean of controversy by acting as an attack dog. He called out her rivals by name during a recent campaign swing through Iowa, saying neither Sanders nor Joe Biden are as widely acceptable to Democrats. Surrogates also offer reassurance to voters that the candidate understands and will pay attention to local issues. Jane O'Meara Sanders will campaign on behalf of her husband next weekend in Nevada while he is likely stuck in Washington. Surrogates can also bring a dash of star power to the campaign trail to keep voters engaged.
Andrew Yang won the internet, but can he win a 2020 caucus?
DAVENPORT, IA – On a recent swing through Iowa, Andrew Yang was moving through his stump speech, a string of stories and statistics that can sound like an economics seminar. While other second-tier candidates in the race are planning to use money and advertising to make an end-run around those early voting states, Yang says he's largely sticking to the traditional path. A strong showing there, Yang believes, will help propel him through the other early voting states, Nevada and New Hampshire, and into the Super Tuesday contests on March 3. The 62-year-old said he has narrowed his choices to Yang, Sanders and Buttigieg. “He’s made me more confused.”___Catch up on the 2020 election campaign with AP experts on our weekly politics podcast, “Ground Game.”
Mo’Nique sues Netflix for discrimination in show offer
LOS ANGELES, CA – Mo’Nique sued Netflix on Thursday for race and sex discrimination in its offer for a proposed comedy special, accusing the streaming service of giving her a lowball offer that was part of a larger company tendency to underpay black women. "We care deeply about inclusion, equity, and diversity and take any accusations of discrimination very seriously,” the statement said. “I had a choice to make,” Mo’Nique said in a post on her Instagram account after the suit was filed. I chose to stand up.”The suit claims Netflix has a corporate culture that tolerates racial insensitivity and impropriety, lacks diversity and underpays women and minorities. And it alleges that Netflix’s refusal to deal with Mo’Nique, shutting her out of what has become an essential home for comedy specials, amounts to retaliation.
The Latest: Chappelle praised for his passion for music
WASHINGTON, DC – The Latest on Dave Chappelle receiving the Mark Twain prize for lifetime achievement in comedy (all times local):10 p.m.Musician John Legend paid tribute to Dave Chappelle's passion for music and determination to use his influence to spotlight different artists. At the height of his fame, Chappelle organized "Dave Chappelle's Block Party"_a movie built around an all-star concert featuring Legend, the Roots and a reunion of The Fugees. Chappelle was accepting his Mark Twain prize for lifetime achievement in American comedy at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington. Hometown boy Dave Chappelle is crediting his formative years in Washington DC with helping home his comedic spirit and artistic bravery. Chappelle grew up outside Washington in Silver Spring, Maryland and attended Washington's Duke Ellington High School for the performing arts.
Boundary-pushing Dave Chappelle receives Mark Twain award
WASHINGTON, DC – Dave Chappelle has built a career on pushing boundaries and challenging social conventions. Rapper and actor Common praised Dave Chappelle's bravery and sociological influence. Musician John Legend paid tribute to Chappelle's passion for music and determination to use his influence to spotlight different artists. At the height of his fame, Chappelle organized "Dave Chappelle's Block Party" — a movie built around an all-star concert featuring Legend, the Roots and a reunion of The Fugees. Chappelle spoke with reverence about the Mark Twain prize and the "art form" of stand-up comedy.