7 things to know about Dave Chappelle before the Juke Joint

11:46 a.m. Monday, March 28, 2016 What To Know

Kylie Jenner wasn’t amused when Dave Chappelle roasted her father, Caitlyn Jenner, during a sold-out show in Los Angeles' Hollywood Palladium over Easter weekend.

Kylie Jenner was there with her boyfriend, Tyga, who, unlike Kylie, was laughing at Chappelle’s jokes.

According to Twitter feeds and other news reports, Chappelle spent at least half a dozen minutes at the beginning of his stand-up routine talking about the transgendered television personality and former Olympic gold medalist. Chappelle is reported to have called Caitlyn Jenner a “superman” who was “beating Africans” in track and field in the 1970s.

The 42-year-old stand-up comedian, who lives outside Yellow Springs, is not a stranger to controversy – or mystery. He shuns the media and explained why he rarely grants interviews

Here are 7 things you may not know about him: 

1.) He was born David Khari Webber In D.C. on Aug. 24, 1972.

2.) He’s best known for “Chappelle’s Show,” which aired on Comedy Central from 2003-06. He walked away from the show in 2005 – and a reported $50 million contract with the network.

3.) After leaving the show, Chappelle spent some time in South Africa. 

4.) In 2010, Chappelle bought the 7,500-square-foot Kings Yard building in Yellow Springs for $470,000 at an auction; however, he never closed the contract. The property ended up being sold to Bob Baldwin for $440,000. 

5.) In 2012, he joined Twitter, but has tweeted only 11 times. The last tweet posted on his feed reads: “This account has been hacked. I’m deeming it officially bogus. Sincerely Chappelle, David K.”  Despite his lack of activity on the account, he presently has 482, 400 followers.

6.) In 2014, on “Late Night with David Letterman,” the talk show host asked Chappelle about leaving “Chapelle’s Show. “I’m seven years late for work,” the comedian replied.

7.) Chappelle’s appeared in 14 films, the first being Mel Brooks’ “Robin Hood: Men in Tights” in 1993. His first leading role was as Thurgood Jenkins/Sir Smoke-a-Lot in “Half Baked,” which he co-wrote with fellow stand0up comedian and Comedy Central writer Neal Brennan. His last film appearance was in “Chi-Raq,” a 2015 Spike Lee satire. Chappelle has been offered the role of Benjamin Buford “Bubba” Blue in “Forrest Gump,” but he turned down the part, afraid the movie would bomb.

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