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Dave Chappelle cracks ‘Wu-Tang’ joke while phone banking for Andrew Yang

Chappelle has been campaigning for Yang in South Carolina.


Kahron Spearman


Posted on Jan 31, 2020   Updated on May 19, 2021, 4:36 pm CDT

Continuing his vocal support for Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, comedian Dave Chappelle was recorded phone banking for the long-shot hopeful.

In the video, he makes jokes about Trump with the woman he speaks with.

Chappelle asked a woman named Melissa how she currently rated Yang, on a scale of 1 to “Trump.” The woman, who said she loved Yang, replied for him to punched her in for a solid “1.”

He later announced himself, “I’m Dave Chappelle. I’m a world-famous comedian,” leading to laughs from campaign personnel watching Chappelle do the call. 

He closed the call by thanking her for the support and said “Wu-Tang” as he hung up, a reference to a joke from his acclaimed show.

Chappelle likes so Yang so much, he’s performing concerts in South Carolina, talking up his candidacy. He also recently did a press briefing for a campaign rally.

“You hear people say stuff like ‘Make America Great Again.’ Well how about make America feel better again,” Chappelle told reporters. “And I think [Andrew Yang’s] platform handles a lot of the emotional content of what being an American is like.”

The comedian isn’t the only celebrity on-board. Donald Glover is also an ardent supporter and is a creative consultant on the campaign.



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*First Published: Jan 31, 2020, 11:02 am CST