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Dave Chappelle asked to write George Santos joke, here’s his response

Dec 01, 2023

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District of Columbia native Dave Chappelle visited Capitol Hill, Thursday, Nov. 30, just hours before his show at the 20,000 seat Capital One Arena. When asked, “What is the punchline and the joke for George Santos,” Chappelle responded, “Oh man, don’t get me started on that s**t.”

“I’m from D.C., so as you know, government is one of the big town businesses, so a lot of the people I grew up with work on the Hill, so I hang out here sometimes when I’m in D.C. to catch up with old friends,” Chappelle told Straight Arrow News.   

“Do you support anybody in particular or did you come here for a particular cause,” Straight Arrow News asked Chappelle.

He leaned into the microphone with a smile.

“Well, I’ll tell you what I didn’t come to do — be on television. Just kidding,” Chappelle replied.

The comedian was in Washington for more than work and friends, he also visited his alma mater, the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, for a workshop about art as activism. 

“So one of the things I was doing was rallying some support for that,” Chappelle said. “And some of the people I was visiting on the Hill are actually alumni of the school. So I just wanted to make sure people knew Duke Ellington is a public school but it’s also privately funded. Look up the Ellington Fund if you want to help some kids get a great education in the arts.”

When asked which one of his characters should be a member of Congress, Chappelle’s answer was Silky Johnson from “The Playa Haters’ Ball.”

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Ray:

“Mr. Chappelle, you’re such a good comedian you sometimes write the punchline first and then the joke. What is the punchline and the joke for George Santos? “

Chappelle: 

“Oh man don’t get me started on that s**t.” 

DC native Dave Chappelle visited Capitol Hill Thursday night, 

just a couple hours before his show at the 20,000 seat Capital One Arena. 

Chappelle: “I’m from DC, so as you know government is one of the big town businesses, so a lot of the people I grew up with work on the Hill, so I hang out here sometimes when I’m in DC to catch up with old friends.”  

Ray:Do you support anybody in particular or did you come here for a particular cause?” 

Chappelle: “Well I’ll tell you what I didn’t come to do – be on television. Just kidding.” 

But the comedian was there for more than work and friends, he also visited his alma mater- the Duke Ellington School of the Arts for a workshop about art as activism. 

Chappelle:So one of the things I was doing was rallying some support for that. And some of the people I was visiting on the Hill are actually alumni of the school. So I just wanted to make sure people knew Duke Ellington is a public school but it’s also privately funded. Look up the Ellington Fund if you want to help some kids get a great education in the arts. “

And just in case you were wondering, when asked which one of his characters should be a member of congress – 

Chappelle: “Silky Johnson, from the player haters ball.”