Dave Chappelle dropped the the last installment for his exclusive Netflix program and social media reacts to the comedian’s latest community activism along with his dismissal of Twitter.
The Closer is Dave Chappelle’s sixth stand-up special for Netflix. Previously, the 48-year-old Mark Twain Prize for American Humor recipient presented 2017’s The Age of Spin, 2017’s Deep In The Heart of Texas, 2017’s Equanimity, 2017’s The Bird Revelation, and 2019’s Sticks & Stones on the streaming service.
According to WRC-TV, the legendary comedian was in his hometown on Monday to help raise funds for his high school alma mater. Dave Chappelle reportedly hosted the private Angelika Pop-Up event which served as a premiere for The Closer and a fundraiser for the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.
“I started doing stand-up in Washington, D.C., 34 years ago,” said Chappelle. “When I was a beginner I was also a student at the Ellington School. That school informed me artistically. It gave me the courage to pursue my dreams. It gave me the context to think of myself as an artist.”
Stand-up comedian and hometown celebrity Dave Chappelle celebrated the eve of his Netflix special, “Dave Chappelle: The Closer,” in Northeast D.C. on Monday, where he spoke about his newest work and the education that supported him exclusively to News4. https://t.co/Qq685LQWTx
— NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) October 5, 2021
The Duke Ellington School of the Arts is naming a theater after its famous alumnus. Chappelle is quoted saying, “My entire career was predicated on what I learned. I do not have any formal education beyond Ellington, and look what I was able to achieve. I’m so grateful for that place.”
Named after iconic jazz bandleader Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, the Ellington School produced numerous well-known entertainers and scholars. R&B singers Johnny Gill, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Ari Lennox as well as actor Corey Hawkins, actress Samira Wiley, and cultural writer Michaela Angela Davis attended the DC school as students.
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Dave Chappelle has won five Emmy Awards during his four-decade career. Equanimity and Sticks & Stones won Outstanding Variety Special in 2018 and 2020, respectively. Chappelle was also awarded Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special for Sticks & Stones.
Plus, Dave Chappelle pulled off a threepeat at the Grammy Awards by winning Best Comedy Album in 2018 (The Age of Spin), 2019 (Equanimity & The Bird Revelation), and 2020 (Sticks & Stones). Tiffany Haddish broke the streak in 2021 with Black Mitzvah.
Check out Twitter reactions to Chappelle’s latest installment of comedy genius.
Dave is the 🐐
— Bill(Ameer) (@BillTheGamr) October 5, 2021
I just finished season 4 of Dear White People and Dave Chappelle's The Closer. The sun's up. pic.twitter.com/G3mLCMoeV2
— Reyna Banks (@doubleE78) October 5, 2021
New Dave Chappelle special just hit Netflix. The man is simply the GOAT. His comedy is genius and seemingly effortless at the same time. pic.twitter.com/KsbhAEBMdP
— Joker (@JokerReview) October 5, 2021
Nobody can cancel Dave Chappelle… pic.twitter.com/CprCPJ0fs2
— lil kennedy (@t0mm3333) October 5, 2021
The only person who could tell Morgan Freeman to STFU and get away with it is Dave Chappelle… and maybe Brad Pitt. https://t.co/xoucYEOMlT
— Phil Spain (@philenespanol) October 5, 2021
#TheCloser was great. Starting off at a fast a brutal pace and tone to end it out with the Daphne Dorman story is is masterful comedy.
Dave Chappelle is truly the #GOAT.
Also, remember people, Empathy. Nice work Dave.
— The Excelllence 🎧🎹 (@TheExcelllence) October 5, 2021
Dave Chappelle, that one was legendary bruh. You went all the way
— AkeemSpeaks (@AkeemLloyd06) October 5, 2021
Dave Chappelle is going to break the internet with his special
— Mzamo 👑 (@BhutJazz) October 5, 2021