“Half Baked” comedian Dave Chappelle recently stopped by “The Tonight Show” to chat with Jimmy Fallon and catch up with his “Dave Chappelle's Block Party” pals The Roots. During the visit the comedian talked about meeting Kanye West, Fallon's fame and how Prince got away with using Chappelle's image on his single for “Breakfast Can Wait.”
During his visit, Chappelle also revealed how he came to be involved in a Twitter feud with none other than “The Pimp Chronicles” comedian Katt Williams. He explained that when he tried to join Facebook and Twitter, a fake Dave Chappelle had already been using his name and his image to compose hilarious tweets. “But a week or two into it, he just turns evil, and he starts tweeting all this stuff to comedians I work with,” Chappelle said, explaining that Williams was one of the comics targeted by the fake Chappelle. “So then Katt Williams starts saying things to this fake Dave Chappelle that’s hurting the real Dave Chappelle’s feelings,” he joked. Eventually the situation got worked out at a Def Jam comedy show.
Chappelle and Williams both previously appeared on Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam which aired on HBO. They also co-headlined the WiLD 94.9 Comedy Jam at Shoreline Amphitheatre in California back in 2011, to rave reviews.
Williams recently filmed an HBO special of his Growth Spurt tour which was directed by “Do the Right Thing” mastermind Spike Lee. The special, entitled “Priceless,” will air on the premium cable network later this summer on August 16. This is Williams second comedy special with HBO, which has previously aired specials from Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Wanda Sykes, George Lopez and Dave Chappelle.
Chappelle is currently performing a series of dates at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The first shows, which run through June 22, feature Chappelle as a solo performer while the remaining dates find him supported by some of the biggest names in hip hop including Nas, Busta Rhymes and The Roots. Forbes reports that Chappelle's Radio City Music Hall performances are going for an average price of $230.50 on the secondary market, making his tickets the second most expensive for a comedy show. Jerry Seinfeld is the only comic whose tickets are selling for more money through resellers at an average price of $237.59.
Keep your eyes peeled for Katt Williams' special “Priceless” on HBO this August and click here for tickets to see Dave Chappelle at Radio City Music Hall.