'I Made My Name Here': Dave Chappelle Receives New York Honor
Dave Chappelle received the honor this past weekend.
Nika Milbrun, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Assistant Director of Constituencies for African-American and Women’s Affairs, did the honors in New York City, acknowledging Chappelle’s contributions as a black comedian and entertainer. The honoring was captured in a video courtesy of LeRoy McCarthy.
Upon receiving the award Chappelle thanks Cuomo for the honor before discussing his ties to the state, specifically New York City.
“I met my wife here. I made my name here. I had two kids here. I couldn’t ask for anything for from this city or this state,” Chappelle said. “I’m from DC and I live in Ohio, but New York is always a home for me.”
Chappelle has currently been in New York City for his August residency at Radio City Music Hall. This past weekend featured the famed comedian alongside music acts such as Childish Gambino and Lauryn Hill. This week he will complete the residency with guest appearances from Solange, Yasiin Bey, Chris Tucker, Talib Kweli, and others.
Recently, Chappelle Dylan from Making The Band. The two met for the first time during a recent party Chappelle was hosting at the House of Vans. In a video taken by Dylan and posted on his Instagram account, the footage shows the two quoting lines from the popular Chappelle’s Show sketch (of course it begins with the famous comedian repeating Dylan’s name five times), as well as Chappelle recording a brief promo for Dylan’s upcoming album Pain 2 Power.
“For those who grew up watching me…you know how epic and amazing this was. My first time meeting @chappellercmh. My album is coming Sep 15th. I guess the stars lined up at the perfect time. Bless up to @wyclefjean @diddy and everyone else I reunited with this year,” Dylan captioned the Instagram video with.