Dave Chappelle will be honored by his high school alma mater after supporters reportedly outnumber critics in a fundraising challenge issued after his transgender jokes drew a backlash against Netflix.
The Duke Ellington School of Arts in Washington, D.C. issued a statement on Sunday on its Facebook page indicating the school’s theater will be named after the 48-year-old comedian.
“You are invited to join us tomorrow at 7:30 PM for our theatre dedication and unveiling event celebrating one of DESA’s most noted alumni — comedian and actor Dave Chappelle,” the statement read about the event planned for Monday, June 20. “The event will include an unveiling, theater dedication, performances, and a conversation with Chappelle.”
Chappelle was previously heckled by students at the school who