Dave Chappelle Earns the Key to Washington D.C
It was on Friday [September 29] that Dave Chappelle was awarded by Mayor Muriel Bowser the Key to The City in his hometown of Washington D.C ,at his alma mater, Duke Ellington School of the Arts, from which he graduated in 1971.
While Chappelle received the honor, he also presented the school with a gift of his own, giving the institution his very first Emmy, an award he won this year in the category for Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his appearance during his hosting debut on Saturday Night Live.
“I want you guys to have this,” Dave said as he addressed the group of students and spectators gathered at the school during his acceptance of the Key to the City. “Just so you know that even though the odds are widely against you, this can happen for you if you guys just stay true to yourselves. So this is the people’s Emmy, and every once in a while, just take a look at it and just know I started earning this Emmy at this school.”