Dave Chappelle Finally Gets a Twitter Account

    March 23, 2012
    Chris Gabbard
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Reclusive comedian Dave Chappelle finally has a real Twitter page. The “Chappelle Show” comedian’s page was created on Tuesday and already has about 150,000 followers.

So far Chappelle has mostly made fun of Twitter itself; joking about the number of followers he has, other so-called official Dave Chappelle Twitter accounts, and the tendency of Tweeters to not have anything significant to say…

Chinese Riddle:
If a man does not tweet does he exist? 3 days ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

I would have put David Chappelle as my name, but it was taken. F’n impostors. This is my second tweet ever. Can I follow myself? 3 days ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

I am up to 4 followers! It’s been a great ride! 2 days ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

I can’t think of anything provocative to tweet, and yet, I must continue… Must…keep….tweeting. 1 day ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Chappelle mocks the celebrity worship and malignant narcissism prevalent on Twitter…

Going to top 80 degrees here in OH today. I’ll be on my motorcycle. Man, am I edgy! I’ll post a picture of how dope I am. 3 days ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Why’d twitter change my picture to an egg? 16 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Since his abrupt trip to South Africa, ending the third season of The Chapelle Show, Chappelle has mostly avoided the spotlight. Since then he has been vocal about the reason for his sudden disappearance and cancellation of the show stating on Inside the Actors Studio, “I would go to work on the show and I felt awful every day, that’s not the way it was. … I felt like some kind of prostitute or something. If I feel so bad, why keep on showing up to this place? I’m going to Africa. The hardest thing to do is to be true to yourself, especially when everybody is watching.”

Chappelle felt that some of his sketches during the third season were “social irresponsible,” citing a specific scetch in which pixies appear to people encouraging them to reinforce their race’s stereotypes. Chappelle caught a crew member laughing in a way that made him feel uncomfortable. According to Chappelle, “it was the first time I felt someone was not laughing with me, but laughing at me.”

Chappelle has since done a few stand-up gigs, including setting stand-up endurance records in 2007, but has mostly remained hidden, living in his 65 acre farm in Ohio. Let’s hope this is the beginning of his return to the limelight.

  • Steve

    I see 10,119 followers on his account. where did you find the 150,000 followers count?

  • http://www.webpronews.com/author/chris-gabbard Chris Gabbard

    It must be some kind of glitch, at the time of this article there were 150,000 on this account. Here are some other articles around the time giving similar numbers:
    The Wrap:
    Huffington Post:

  • David

    Hey brother David,

    Just as a car was manufactured by a builder,
    We too was created by a creator,

    Just as raw materials for the automobile was unearthed from dust,
    We too was brought up from the Earth,
    Just as components were formed and forged together for the automobile,
    We too was built up part by part,
    Just as a car has a computing brain,
    I too was given a Head,
    As engine is to an automobile,
    My Heart is to my Soul,
    As body of the automobile was designed,
    Our bodies was molded, sculpted by a sculptor,
    As wheels are to an automobile,
    Our feet is to our bodies,
    As head lamps are lights to an automobile,
    Our Eyes are to our Head,
    Just as computing head of an automobile is interconnected to the engine?
    Engine body held in place by the chassis,
    And tires to the body of the automobile,

    Our heads too Are interconnected to our Hearts,
    Our Feet interwoven with bones, ligaments, and tendons
    To our Hearts, and the heart to our Head..

    As rearview mirror is to an automobile,
    Who will be our Rear-Guard?

    As windshield wipers are for An automobile for the down pour of rain,

    Who will wipe our tears?

    Just as oil is lubricant for the automobile,
    And blood is to our Souls,

    Just as gasoline power the automobile,
    And Water is to our Lives,

    Just as high octane is for speed of an automobile,
    And Spirit is given for Our Performance,

    As air intake system is for the automobile,
    Do we still not have Breathe in Us,

    As injection system is for the automobile,
    Do we not have Lungs,

    Who gives air of oxygen to both, do you know?

    Just ad oil and gasoline is injected to the engine of an automobile,
    Do we not have blood and water pumped through our veins from our Hearts,

    As mechanic is for the breakdown of an automobile engine,
    Who will Bandage our broken Hearts?

    As body shop is for damaged body of an automobile,
    Who will Rebuild you back up in Spirit?

    Who is wiser

    Descending Eagles are faster in speed than most cars,

    How old is the automobile?
    How old is the Eagle?

    As Gps navigation system assists us to our destination,
    Who will deliver us to our Final Destination?

    Just as an automobile is for the road,
    Where is your Tracks?

    O David, you have been given Spirit for (HIS-PERFORMANCE)!

    Man worships their creation,
    Should we not worship our ( CREATOR)

    My hands to you David,
    You’ve chosen the right track brother.

    Your Eyes have been opened up,
    So you too can See with Your own 2-Eyes,
    Hear with Your own 2-Ears,
    And walk with Your own 2 Feet,

    May Peace be with You Brother David……