Dave Chappelle Visits His Old High School, Encounters Mixed Responses

Dave Chappelle Visits His Old High School, Encounters Mixed Responses
Dave Chappelle reportedly visited his old high school to speak to pupils days before Thanksgiving, encountering a mixed response from the student body.

On Tuesday, Chappelle stopped by D.C.’s Duke Ellington School of the Arts to take part in a Q&a session with staff and 580 students, according to Politico. He also handed out 600 Thanksgiving meals and tickets to a screening of his new film “Untitled” — a documentary about putting on a live comedy show while grappling with the pandemic and the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder.

The website reported that Chappelle was accompanied by a camera crew and that his arrival was greeted with “a raucous reception of cheers and some boos.” As with his live comedy gigs, Chappelle requested that attendees lock their phones in magnetic pouches to prevent illicit recordings.

Eight students are understood to have questioned Chappelle directly, among them a 16-year-old who called
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