‘I’m Yang Gang’: Dave Chappelle endorses Andrew Yang

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Comedian Dave Chappelle is joining the ever-growing list of celebrities who endorse Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang.

On Tuesday, the Yang campaign sent out a press release announcing Chappelle’s endorsement and two of his shows to benefit the campaign.

“I’m Yang Gang!” Chappelle said in the release.

The endorsement is big for Yang as he has described himself as a “huge fan” of Chappelle. In August, Yang tweeted that Chappelle might just be his favorite comedian after attending one of Chappelle’s shows.

“Dave is one of the most important voices in our country today and I’m thrilled he has thrown his support behind this campaign,” Yang said in the release. “He and I share similar concerns about the future and hopes for what it could be. We are also parents who see the world that we are leaving to our kids and believe they deserve better.”

 

Donald Glover similarily endorsed Yang in December. Glover and Yang held a pop-up event in California called “The 46 Campaign,” where they dropped some “collaboration merch.”

Other celebrities who are part of the Yang Gang include Glover’s Community co-star Ken Jeong, Nicolas Cage, Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo, Noah Centineo, Elon Musk, and Jack Dorsey.

Chapelle’s shows will be held in South Carolina on Jan. 29 and 30.

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Eilish O'Sullivan

Eilish O'Sullivan

Eilish O’Sullivan is the news wire editor for the Daily Dot. Her work has appeared in the Austin Chronicle and the Daily Texan.