Happy Birthday Dave Chappelle!!!
Funny man and legendary comic Dave Chappelle spent his 41st birthday (August 24th) at Red Rocks Amphitheatre pushing the envelope of comedy and remaining consistent from start to finish. Dave Chappelle's agreeable stage presence and ability to connect with the crowd was immediate! This was my first time seeing him live and his raunchy, comedic, gut-busting style did not disappoint. I have always admired Dave's way of presenting racial stereotypes, politics and pop culture. He touches on subjects that most would consider taboo...and makes these topics hilarious!! In addition, Dave added the classic sounds of hip hop music from the legendary hip hop DJ, Biz Markie as the finale of the show! Dave is known for adding hip hip to his comedy shows like Chappelle's Show and Dave's Block Party!!
The sad tone of the night was Dave expressing to the crowd that he will be moving overseas for an extended period of time. As we witnessed with the Chappelle show Dave Chappelle does not like to put in a box when it comes to his creative comedic style. I admire that Dave is following his heart and performing comedy on his own terms...too many artists these days worry about money and less of what truly makes them happy.
I would like to end with this quote by Dave Chappelle: "The hardest thing to do is to be true to yourself, especially when everybody is watching".