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Just in case your FOMO meter wasn’t already on 100, comedian Dave Chappelle, who’s in town performing at the Warner Theatre, popped up at yet another star-studded after-party for local VIPs.
The Saturday night event was hosted by jazz musician Frederic Yonnet, a friend of Chappelle’s. The pair had attended the CBCF’s annual awards gala and were looking for a place to hang out sans selfie seekers. So Yonnet, a D.C. resident, called up his friends at Blues Alley. Could he and his funny pal hop on stage with a few of their famous friends?
After a series of texts were fired off those in the know flocked to the small jazz venue in Georgetown for what lucky attendees are calling “a mini block party.” Remember back in 2004 when Chappelle hosted (and filmed) a huge outdoor fest in Brooklyn featuring Kanye West and more? During Saturday’s set, Chappelle and Yonnet were joined on stage by rapper Common, R&B crooner Raheem DeVaughn, comedian Donnell Rawlings and “Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson.
Between music acts, Chappelle peppered the audience with punchlines and political commentary about quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who the comedian said he relates to. A tipster tells us he even led the crowd, which included CNN’s Angela Rye, actress Lynn Whitfield, TV personality Demetria Lucas D’Oyley, in a singalong. Roberta Flack is apparently Chappelle’s fave.
And what better to cap off a night like that? (Okay, morning. Folks partied until 4 a.m.) How about 140 shots of whiskey for the room?