“The world can't tell you who you are. You've just got to figure out who you are and be there.” — Dave Chappelle, Emmy & Grammy Award-Winning Stand-Up Comedian
Emmy & Grammy Award-winning comedian Dave Chappelle’s latest stand-up special titled “Sticks & Stones” premiered on Netflix this week, and the veteran comic is still creating headlines every time he takes the stage. Chappelle became a household name after starring in the sketch-comedy series “Chappelle’s Show” that aired on Comedy Central and ended abruptly after its third season due to creative differences between himself and the network. The series was known for directly address race relations and made it clear that Chappelle was an equal opportunity offender, completely unafraid of tackling controversial subjects and mining them for humor. Chappelle stayed out of the public eye for nearly a decade before officially returning to stand-up comedy in 2016, signing a $20 million-per-release deal with Netflix that has since produced four concert specials. Later this year, Chapelle will receive the annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, a prestigious prize presented by The Kennedy Center.