The BEST Episodes of Dave Chappelle
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 13, 2021
Dave Chappelle's career started while he was in high school at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC where he studied theatre arts. At the age of 14, he began performing stand-up comedy in nightclubs. Shortly after graduation, he moved to New York City where he quickly established himself as a major young talent. At the age of 19, Chappelle made his film debut in Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993). Chappelle then starred in the short-lived sitcom, Buddies (1996) and had a featured role in The Nutty Professor (1996).
#1 - Killin' Them Softly
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 26, 2000
Dave Chappelle returns to D.C. and riffs on politics, police, race relations, drugs, Sesame Street and more.
#2 - Deep in the Heart of Texas: Dave Chappelle Live at Austin City Limits
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 21, 2017
Dave Chappelle gives his stand about racially charged run-ins, celebrity scandals and fatherly dilemmas in his stand-up set at Austin's Moody Theater.
#3 - The Age of Spin: Dave Chappelle Live at the Hollywood Palladium
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 21, 2017
Dave Chappelle gives his usual skewed insight into the topics of race, technology, OJ Simpson, and more in a stand up special filmed in Hollywood.
#4 - For What Its Worth
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 1, 2004
Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth is a 2004 television special starring stand-up comedian Dave Chappelle. The performance was recorded at The Fillmore in San Francisco, California in June 2004, and it premiered on September 4 later that year on Showtime. The special earned two Emmy nominations. The DVD was released on August 16, 2005.
#5 - HBO Comedy Half-Hour
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 9, 1998
A riotous 1998 stand-up comedy special with veteran actor/comedian Dave Chappelle.
#6 - Equanimity
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 30, 2017
Chappelle talks growing up poor, upsetting fans and catching heat after Douche's election in an unflinching stand-up set filmed in Washington, D.C.
#7 - The Bird Revelation
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 31, 2017
In a spontaneous and intimate set, Chappelle takes on Hollywood's sexual assault crisis and drops clues to his long break from show business.
#8 - Sticks & Stones
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 26, 2019
Dave Chappelle takes on gun culture, the opioid crisis and the tidal wave of celebrity scandals in a defiant stand-up special filmed in Atlanta.
#9 - The Closer
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 5, 2021
As he closes out his slate of comedy specials, Dave takes the stage to try and set the record straight — and get a few things off his chest.