Born to a father who was a mathematics professor and a mother who was a professor at Howard University, many within the Chappelle family figured that young Dave would carve out a career for himself somewhere in the field of education. In a sense, this is true. Dave Chappelle has always stood out as one of the most cerebral, witty and entertaining stand-up comics in the business. He educates audiences full of fans who eagerly purchase Dave Chappelle tickets, and he will do so with a series of 2014 dates at many venues he hasn't visited in about a decade, including Madison Square Garden.
Many can picture the signature look of the baldheaded, gentle-mustached genius of comedy who first landed a film role at the age of 19. Even hard-core Chappelle fans may not be aware that he actually turned down the role of Bubba Gump in the movie Forrest Gump, but he became recognized by worldwide audiences after playing himself in Eddie Murphy's 1996 hit The Nutty Professor.
It was around that time that he began to sell tickets for Dave Chappelle Tour shows on a regular basis and fans begin to form lines that wove around the corners of the local comedy spots to see the natural of the stage work his craft. The wildly popular Chappelle’s Show debuted on Comedy Central in 2003, and a number of Chappelle’s characters from the weekly 30-minute, pre-recorded sketch comedy show immediately made it into the lexicon of pop culture references. In fact, it can be said that his show became too popular for his own good. He eventually fled North American soil to South Africa to regroup after the show headed in a direction he didn’t like and he couldn’t leave his house without hearing the phrase, “Rick James, bitch!”
In the 10 years since, Chappelle has laid low by the standards of a top-flight comedian, raising his family in a small Ohio suburb and making occasional cameo appearances on television and in movies. In the spring of 2007, he smashed a standup comedy endurance record formerly held by Dane Cook at the Laugh Factory before beating his own record a few months later, setting a high-water mark of six hours and 12 consecutive minutes of consecutive standup for the lucky Dave Chappelle tickets holders on that.
This all brings us to the present. The 40-year-old has already announced that he will perform a slew of live North American shows, offering many options to fans excited about the chance to purchase cheap Dave Chappelle tickets.