Dave Chappelle Acceptance Speech | 2019 Mark Twain Prize

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    The Kennedy CenterThe Kennedy Center

    Runtime: 8:24

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    An outstanding lineup of entertainers gathered in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall to salute Dave Chappelle, recipient of the 22nd annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on October 27, 2019. The Prize, which is named to honor one of the world’s greatest humorists, was given at a gala performance featuring some of the biggest names in comedy.
    www.kennedy-center.org/pages/specialevents/marktwain
    Dave Chappelle is an internationally recognized stand-up comedian and actor whose trademark wit and sharp, irreverent social commentary explores race, popular culture, sex, drugs, politics, and fame. Arguably the most-touring comic on the circuit, Chappelle has performed more than 1,600 concerts worldwide in the past four years, selling out shows within minutes of their announcements.
    Dave Chappelle could always make people laugh. Once he realized the power of his natural talent, he set some ambitious goals for his art. As a 14-year-old student at Washington, D.C.'s Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Chappelle crafted his stand-up comedy act out of the realities of his life growing up Black in the nation's capital.
    ABOUT THE MARK TWAIN PRIZE
    The Mark Twain Prize recognizes people who have had an impact on American society in ways similar to the distinguished 19th century novelist and essayist best known as Mark Twain. As a social commentator, satirist and creator of memorable characters, Samuel Clemens was a fearless observer of society, who startled and outraged many while delighting and informing many more with his uncompromising perspective of social injustice and personal folly. He revealed the great truth of humor when he said "against the assault of laughter nothing can stand."
    The inaugural Mark Twain Prize was presented to Richard Pryor during the first annual Kennedy Center Celebration of American Humor, October 20, 1998. The event was created by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Bob Kaminsky, Peter Kaminsky, Mark Krantz, and John Schreiber and is televised annually. The Kennedy Center is grateful to Cappy McGarr for his steadfast support of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor since its inception. Previous recipients of the Mark Twain include Richard Pryor (1998), Jonathan Winters (1999), Carl Reiner (2000), Whoopi Goldberg (2001), Bob Newhart (2002), Lily Tomlin (2003), Lorne Michaels (2004), Steve Martin (2005), Neil Simon (2006), Billy Crystal (2007), George Carlin (2008), Bill Cosby (2009, rescinded in 2018) Tina Fey (2010), Will Ferrell (2011), Ellen DeGeneres (2012), Carol Burnett (2013) Jay Leno (2014), Eddie Murphy (2015), Bill Murray (2016), David Letterman (2017), and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (2018).
    #MarkTwainPrize #DaveChappelle #MTP
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Cathy McNasty
Cathy McNasty

God damn! How is that cigarette not burning his fingers?;

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Damion S
Damion S

He's talking about Ari @ 1:00

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MrINSANITY321
MrINSANITY321

I feel deprived of a longer speech and deprived of an amazing performance from Mos Def and Thundercat, haha! Great & appropriate choice of song from Dave

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blackjack reward
blackjack reward

What are people thinking who give this a thumbs down? A perfect speech that will go down in history. Dave, thank you so much for sharing your life with us.

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YaBoiBobSwaget
YaBoiBobSwaget

How can anyone dislike this video? We love you Dave Chappelle

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Matt Allred
Matt Allred

the phoenix of comedy rose from the ashes before our eyes that night

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Chris Lemieux
Chris Lemieux

Probably not like a library considering the average IQ is about 75-80

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Jackson Young
Jackson Young

Dave simply put, thanks for making the wheel work for me.

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Randall Romero
Randall Romero

Was that his wife and kid in the beginning?

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Hell manns
Hell manns

My favorite comedian behind Norm Macdonald. He gets better and better with age.

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Friendly Mutton
Friendly Mutton

So, he finally succumbed to the Eyes Wide Shut party peoples. *Slaps knee*

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Knock Knock
Knock Knock

6:11 man tears bruh. Man tears

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James Grant
James Grant

This guy I mean wow this guy right here......😑😑😑

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truestdude
truestdude

We've already lost Patrice O'Neal. We have 2 cherish Dave while he's still here. I went 2 see my man live in Atlanta back when he did the Sticks & Stones special. Amazing!! Absolutely AMAZING!!!!! He killed it!! Trust me it won't be my last time @ a Dave Chappelle performance. No sir

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Bart Allen
Bart Allen

*William Chappelle:* "You are not poor. Poor is a mentality. It's a mentality that very few people ever recover from. Don’t you forget it, son. You are broke.” *Yvonne Chappelle:* "Son, sometimes you have to be a lion so you can be the lamb you really are."

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Vanie Chan
Vanie Chan

"My mother... If you had just given birth to me, that would have been more than enough, but the fact that you raised me and raised me well" —Dave Chappelle 😘😘😘 "I did not ask to be born that's your job" — Trevor Noah

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kosmo seedo
kosmo seedo

Happy for Dave Chappelle he deserves Dave Funny funny for real Dave Chappelle show..and why does Dave voice sound like that?? blessings he talks good about his mom too that's cool

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Kat Lap
Kat Lap

This man, so special

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Booger Uppercut
Booger Uppercut

They bleep out all the curse words except the N word. What that mean, Kennedy Center??

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tripsr4kids
tripsr4kids

then they cut off the Thunderkat performance... dumb asses

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mead mall
mead mall

that was so great ....much respect much love 👌👌

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Noah Prior
Noah Prior

The GOAT

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D.L. B
D.L. B

6:58!

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Purple Hearts
Purple Hearts

I wonder if Juicy Smolliet was there.

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MrShysterme
MrShysterme

Funniest comedian of all time so far.

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Dee Cohen
Dee Cohen

I just watch this twice in a row I am probably going to watch it like 40 more times because I need some inspiration in my life and damn if this isn’t one of the best speeches I’ve ever seen from a comedian musician actor whatever this was fucking epic

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Dee Cohen
Dee Cohen

Damn just when you thought Julia Louis Dreyfus gave the best acceptance speech for the Mark Twain award Dave Chapelle literally slays kills murders makes me cry laugh almost Peed my pants Ok ya- maybe I Peed my pants a little bit whatever and then he literally drops the mic. And gives mad love to his mama bear!!!!

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Dee Cohen
Dee Cohen

HFS THIS IS EFFING EPIC!!!!!!!

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chuuchdizzle
chuuchdizzle

Was that a dig at Neal Brennan for what happened on the show? It felt hard to ascertain whether he was accepting what happened or calling him out.

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Michelle Daniels
Michelle Daniels

Lol Mark Twain would not like this😂😂😂

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Ronnie Taak
Ronnie Taak

This isn't the real dave chappelle.

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Aesop Tales
Aesop Tales

My lord, what a mum!

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Angela McDowell
Angela McDowell

Brilliant!

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Brandon Garza
Brandon Garza

Give this man his roses while he’s still here! 🐐

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Andrew Gonzales
Andrew Gonzales

Sarah Silverman was feeling that speech

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d.KhaN
d.KhaN

What. A. G.

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Keonne Williams
Keonne Williams

I wish I was him.🖤

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Onlythetruth247
Onlythetruth247

Dave Chappel has an Asian wife!!!! Cool.

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Muhammad Naqash
Muhammad Naqash

Legend

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Renick Jeune
Renick Jeune

Wowwwww, Love Dave.

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Young Maryland
Young Maryland

Even in a speech Dave can still find that pocket to display his wit and talent of comedy.

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BZSports
BZSports

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Really 69
Really 69

Whites pay him to say what he wants as long as he continues to use the "N" word and black women are still called bitches! He married a non-black woman intentionally! Been done with him!!!

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Moh Wright
Moh Wright

2:15 - John Stewart stood up like, "Preech dat brutha." LOL

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Javi Bustos
Javi Bustos

The all black suit, the pagan ritual of award shows... Yeah this spells luciferian worship.

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Mahalo.
Mahalo.

I get it now .. why Dave’s kids aren’t laughing, because that’s dad. Dads aren’t funny, that’s dad and how he talks on a regular day. Kinda comical if you think about it.

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krishna tiwari
krishna tiwari

Dave is a great American treasure.....

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yutubuser
yutubuser

Damn too bad he didn't smoke weed on stage instead of cigarette.

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priya balan
priya balan

I never tire listening to this speech repeatedly. It still moves me.Too much honesty to ignore.

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James Green
James Green

EPIC!!!! Congratulations Dave Chappelle!!!

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Macho Man Randy Savage
Macho Man Randy Savage

I feel so lucky to have lived and grown in a time where both Dave AND Carlin existed. I owe a lot of who I am to those two. My dad's side of the family was racist as hell, and if it wasn't for Dave I could very well be a racist right now. If it wasn't for Carlin, I might not be the type to question authority and think for myself.

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Chris Haworth
Chris Haworth

Dave has endorsed Andrew Yang for President - look him up

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DON Did it!
DON Did it!

Who does this?!!!! Dave Dava Dave!!! 🙇leverageeeeeeee

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Dylan Anding
Dylan Anding

Love how Sarah Silverman feels that line about loving the artform, wanting to be understood as a true practitioner! Passionate and hardworking people of a culture coming together to celebrate their own!

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Tk Hannibal
Tk Hannibal

When he speaks you wanna listen, he got that energy...

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Joel Troche
Joel Troche

Dave is a unique an special breed and it was very moving seeing him giving a serious speech for the first time. It was a beautiful thing to watch and to witness.

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Claude C
Claude C

Great speech. Well spoken.

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Samuel Williams
Samuel Williams

Sometimes you have to be a lion so you can be the sheep you really are. Dave Chappelle.

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NANXC
NANXC

Dave you are a griot.

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L W
L W

The 🐐!!!!!

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