|Dave Chappelle has faced his share of critics throughout his career in comedy, and he faced a tough crowd the first time he stepped on stage during amateur night, eventually being booed off stage at the famous Apollo Theater in New York. Despite the crowd's response, Chappelle left the Apollo determined to break into show business, and would go on to become a household name, making Dave Chappelle tickets a hot item to have.
The young Chappelle got his first big break playing "Achoo" in the 1993 film, "Robin Hood: Men in Tights." Over the next few years Chappelle appeared in other hit comedies including "The Nutty Professor" and "Con Air," but it was not until 1998 that he would have his first starring role. Chappelle and Neal Brennan co-wrote the smash hit comedy, "Half Baked," featuring Chappelle as lead character, Thurgood Jenkins.
In 2003, Neal Brennan and Chappelle joined up again, co-writing "Chappelle's Show", a sketch comedy TV series aired on Comedy Central, starring Chappelle's standup and skits. The show parodied controversial topics including everything from American culture and racial stereotypes, to politics and pop culture, gaining attention from fans and critics alike.
Notable sketches include "A Moment in the Life of Lil Jon," with Chappelle playing the rapper/producer, reciting "Yeah," "What" and "O-kay!" throughout the entire sketch. "Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories" is another memorable sketch, featuring Charlie Murphy, sharing celebrity stories from the 1980s, the most memorable being the Rick James story, spawning one of the show's most popular catch phrases. Another account from Charlie Murphy's 'True Hollywood Stories' recants a factious game of pickup he played with pop icon, Prince. "Frontline," "WacArnold's," "Player Hater's Ball," "Samuel L. Jackson Beer," and "Wayne Brady's Show" are also fan favorites.
"Wayne Brady's Show" was the result of Chappelle's decision to cast off the third season. In the episode, Wayne Brady takes Chappelle's place as host, asked to by Comedy Central to emcee the rest of the season, already filmed by Chappelle. Despite returning to the episode in a comedic onscreen confrontation between Chappelle and Brady, the episode may have been an indication of the show's demise. "Chappelle's Show" ended in 2005, with Chappelle citing a loss of creative control and an uncomfortable work environment as reasons for his leaving.
"The Lost Episodes" have yet to air, but after years away from the spotlight, Chappelle has made his return headlining for 2013s Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival. Don't miss your chance to spend the night with Chappelle, and experience the comedic genius LIVE. Buy your Dave Chappelle tickets now!