Dave Chappelle made his debut in the HBO television series ‘Def Comedy Jam’ in 1992. He starred in 2 episodes and remained a part of the show until 1995. He made his film debut in the 1993 American adventure comedy ‘Robin Hood: Men in Tights’ directed by Mel Brooks. While the film opened to a mixed critical reception, it managed to come out as a commercial success, grossing over $72 million on a budget of $20 million. That same year, he also starred in the Herbert Ross-directed action comedy film ‘Undercover Blues.’ The film received mixed to negative reviews from critics. He continued to star in films like ‘Getting In’ (1994), ‘The Nutty Professor’ (1996), ‘Joe's Apartment’ (1996), ‘Con Air’ (1997), ‘The Real Blonde’ (1997), ‘Half Baked’ (1998), ‘Woo’ (1998), ‘You've Got Mail’ (1998), ‘200 Cigarettes’ (1999), ‘Blue Streak’ (1999), ‘Screwed’ (2000), and ‘Undercover Brother’ (2002). In 2002, he came together with Neal Brennan to create the American sketch comedy television series ‘Chappelle's Show.’ He hosted 28 episodes before walking out of the show in 2004. After writing and producing the 2006 documentary ‘Dave Chappelle's Block Party,’ Chappelle starred as ‘Morris’ in the 2015 American musical crime comedy-drama film ‘Chi-Raq’ directed by Spike Lee. The film received a positive response from critics and scored an 82% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
In 2018, he played the role of ‘Noodles’ in the American musical romantic drama film ‘A Star Is Born’ directed by Bradley Cooper The film received wide acclaim upon release and was a major commercial success, grossing over $436.2 million on a $36 million budget. He next appeared in the 2021 American documentary film ‘The One and Only Dick Gregory’ directed by Andre Gaines. The film received positive reviews from critics. That same year, he starred in another documentary film ‘Dave Chappelle: Live in Real Life’ directed by Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert. Strangely enough, Chappelle asked the critics to not review the film.
Comedian Dave Chappelle performs two stand-up specials which are revolved around themes such as self-reflection and tough love.
After their friend gets arrested for killing a horse of the New York police, by feeding it junk food, three friends come up with a series of crazy schemes to bring him out of prison.
A musician named Jackson falls in love with a struggling artist named Ally, who was about to give up on her dreams to make it in the world of singing. He convinces and helps her to follow her dreams, although he himself is dealing with alcoholism and his personal demons, leading to the downfall of his career.
In this documentary comedy film, Dave Chappelle, actor, writer and comedian, loads up a bus with residents of his Ohio hometown in order to take them to Brooklyn, New York for a concert featuring Kanye West and other well-known figures.
Captured during the Crusades, Robin Hood escapes and returns to England, which is now run by Prince John in the absence of King Richard. He leads a rebellion when he learns that John killed his family and snatched his estate, but soon draws the attention of Maid Marian, who is seeking a man to open her chastity belt.
Ex-army ranger, Sergeant Cameron Poe, is granted parole and must fly back to his wife and child on board the Jailbird, a flight carrying some of the most violent prisoners. He must also survive a plot by Cyrus the Virus Grissom who wants to escape with all the prisoners.
Kathleen Kelly, who runs a popular local bookstore, is annoyed by arrogant Joe Fox, who opens a branch of the large Fox Books chain across the street, threatening her business. The two, despite having partners, also anonymously chat online and fall in love with each other, but after learning her true identity, Fox must assuage her hatred for him.
Jewel thief, Miles Logan, hides his booty of big stolen diamond in a building under construction, before being arrested. Released from the prison after 2 years, he returns to the site which now is the new police headquarters. He poses as a transferred detective to gain entry to retrieve the diamond; but is then paired with a naïve detective to investigate robberies.
Jane and Jefferson are both spies, who take a leave, after the birth of their baby girl. They decide to quit their jobs and start a new life. However, things take a turn when they are asked to return in order to track down a notorious arms dealer.
This action comedy film tells us the story of a private detective known as Undercover Brother, who is recruited to infiltrate a secret underground movement headed by a person who is simply known as ‘The Man’.
As the new year approaches, a group of people in their twenties try to deal with their relationships, desires, loneliness, etc.
After a stray bullet kills a child, a group of women decide to organize against the on-going violence and crime going on in Southern Chicago. Eventually, this becomes a big movement that gains nationwide attention.
Brilliant but extremely obese scientist, Sherman Klump, develops a formula that allows people to lose weight. When he uses the formula on himself, he experiences instantaneous but temporary weight loss and develops an alternate personality, Buddy Love. Unfortunately, Buddy turns out to be rude, brash, and extravagant causing mayhem in Sherman’s life.
Tired of the constant ill-treatment by his boss, a chauffeur decides to kidnap her beloved pet dog, and hold it for ransom. However, things get extremely complicated when the dog escapes back to his boss, and everyone believes that it is the chauffer who is kidnapped.
Joe’s Apartment is a fantasy comedy film which revolves around Joe, a penniless guy who has just recently passed out of college. He moves to New York, and discovers that he must share his apartment with numerous singing, dancing cockroaches.
Dave Chappelle Awards
|Saturday Night Live||Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series||2017|
|Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones||Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)||2020|
|Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones||Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special||2020|
|Dave Chappelle: Equanimity||Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)||2018|
|Winner||Best Comedy Album||2018|
|Winner||Best Comedy Album||2019|
|Winner||Best Comedy Album||2020|