Watch Dave Chappelle Guest Host NPR's Latest 'Tiny Desk Concert'
The famous comedian introduced harmonica player Frédéric Yonnet and The Band With No Name.
The ensemble went through three songs, including two originals that will be on Yonnet’s forthcoming album Reed My Lips — “Four20” and “FRéEDlosophy.” Chappelle can be seen throughout the performance dancing with others in attendance as well as cheering Yonnet on.
Having been friends for over a decade, Chappelle and Yonnet first met when the comedian invited the French artist to play his Block Party tour in 2006. Yonnet then served as the host for Chappelle’s Juke Joint series. Aside from working with Chappelle, Yonnet has worked with Prince, Erykah Badu, Ed Sheeran, and Stevie Wonder.
Recently, Chappelle rallied behind Ben Jealous. Jealous is running for governor of Maryland and has been a longtime friend of Chappelle’s, with the comedian referring to him as his “Godbrother.” Chappelle spoke highly of Jealous during an event several weeks ago, revealing that the former leader of the NAACP was the first person to call him while he was hiding out in South Africa following his departure from Chappelle’s Show.