Mark Twain Prize

District of Chappelle

Special | 5m 43s Video has closed captioning.

Dave Chappelle's roots in Washington D.C. run deep, cutting his teeth at the DC Improv while still in high school. Explore Chappelle's impact on the local comedy scene and how growing up in the nation's capital helped craft his trademark wit and sharp, irreverent social commentary. Featuring comedians Tony Woods, Donnell Rawlings, Joe Clair, Martin Amini, and Mo Amer.

Aired: 01/06/20

Rating: TV-PG

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Celebrating Dave Chappelle

2019 Mark Twain Prize

Celebrating Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle is an internationally recognized stand-up comedian and actor whose trademark wit and sharp, irreverent social commentary explores race, popular culture, sex, drugs, politics, and fame. Arguably the most-touring comic on the circuit.

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