Dave Chappelle Takes a Mark Twain

Dave Chapelle on the Kennedy Center stage. Photo by Tracey Salazar

Hometown favorite Dave Chappelle received the 22nd annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Oct. 27 — with tributes from yasiin bey, Neal Brennan, Common, Bradley Cooper, Morgan Freeman, Tiffany Haddish, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, Lorne Michaels, Trevor Noah, Q-Tip, Sarah Silverman, Jon Stewart, Frédéric Yonnet and others. Later, the group partied at Cafe Milano past 3 a.m., and on Oct. 28, Mayor Muriel Bowser renamed the theater at Duke Ellington School of the Arts — Chappelle’s alma mater — in his honor.

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