About Dave Chappelle
Dave Chappelle net worth is pretty impressive – as for the day, it amounts to $10 million. But Dave‘s name is much bigger than his fortune –it is known for every person in the United States (and probably the rest of the English speaking world), who is at least mildly interested in stand-up comedy. It standing in front of the live audience with a mic in his hand, telling jokes, that Dave loves doing the most. He is quoted saying: „I just always loved stand-up. It’s like magic. You say something, and a whole room full of people laughs together. Say something else, they laugh again. The fact that people come to see that and participate in that… I don’t know, it’s just like magic“.
There are also some things to be said about Chappelle‘s standup comedy style. The truth is, it covers variety of genres, including political satire, observational comedy, improvisational comedy, character comedy, black comedy and sketch comedy. The range of subjects he touches during his shows is just as broad: the comedian often speaks about race relationships and racism, African American culture and American politics, recreational drug use and pop culture, morality and human sexuality. The language Dave uses often depends on the audience, but usually it is full of slang and words that would get censored on most cable TV channels. As was noted by the same comedian: “Every black American is bilingual. All of them. We speak street vernacular and we speak ‘job interview.’“
However, standup comedy is not the only thing that Chappelle has done during his career, which now spans over two and a half decades. Neither is it the only source of Dave Chappelle net worth. According to IMDb, he also has 9 credits as a writer: for Comic Justice, Damn Whitey, The Dave Chappelle Project, HBO Comedy Half-Hour, Half Baked, Dave Chappelle: Killin’ Them Softly, Dave Chappelle: For What It’s Worth, Block Party and Chappelle’s Show, which has been aired from 2003 to 2006. On six of these projects Chappelle has also worked as a producer. Needless to say, each of them has contributed to the growth of the overall Dave Chappelle net worth. Another fact worth mentioning while we are on this topic is that since the beginning of his career this actor, producer and comedian has appeared on 60 shows, television series, documentaries and movies as himself. To mention a few of them- The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Show with David Letterman and Inside the Actor’s Studio. If that does not prove that he has already become a cultural icon, I don’t know what does. The last source of Dave Chappelle net worth that I would like to mention is his career in movies, such as The Nutty Professor and Undercover Brother.