Dave Chappelle Will Be A Presenter At The 2018 Oscars
Chappelle, alongside Sandra Bullock, Christopher Walken, Rita Moreno and Helen Mirren, were recently announced as presenters for the 90th Academy Awards. Chadwick Boseman, Mark Hamill, Gal Gadot, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gina Rodriguez, and Zendaya were previously announced as presenters.
The Oscars are happening on March 4, with Jimmy Kimmel serving as host.
Chappelle won his first-ever Grammy award during this year’s event for his two Netflix specials the Heart of Texas and The Age of Spin.
“I am honored to win an award, finally. And I wanted to thank everybody at Netflix, everyone at Saturday Night Live and everyone at Chappelle Show,” he said, while also thanking his family. “See you on Monday.”
The comedian also crashed a recent Madlib performance in San Francisco with Yasiin Bey. Chappelle arrived after a late set at the Punch Line comedy club, where he joined Bey and Madlib onstage.
“Listen, this is the beginning of a new day. This is the kindest conspiracy,” Chappelle told the crowd. “It don’t matter what anybody says. All we gotta do is commit to being kind to one another.”
From there, Bey and Chappelle passed the mic back and forth between each other, with the former rapping and the latter making jokes while also offering advice. But a standout moment from the performance came toward the end, when Chappelle stage dived into the audience, which was followed by the comedian leading them in a lively rendition of The Fugees‘ “Killing Me Softly.”