Dave Chappelle Donates $50,000 to Flint Water Crisis

Dave Chappelle is paying it forward to the residents suffering from the Flint Water Crisis. During a show at The Whiting in Flint, Michigan, the comedian revealed to the crowd that he was donating $50,000 to a local foundation.

“I am honored here that you guys came here tonight,” Chappelle told the crowd. “I want you to know that just by coming to see me you supported this city. I’m not taking a dime.”

The admission earned him a joyful applause. According to TMZ, Chappelle gave the proceeds to Community Foundation for Greater Flint and presented CEO Isaiah Oliver with a check onstage. Oliver tells TMZ that the generous donation given by Chappelle will go to helping children exposed to the lead in Flint’s water.

Chappelle was previously scheduled to perform at a benefit in February 2016 aimed to aid the water crisis. However, during his Netflix special, the funnyman revealed he canceled his appearance due to a last minute invite from Chris Rock to attend the Oscars. Daily News reports, the event ended up raising $156,000 with Chappelle and feature acts from Stevie Wonder and Janelle Monáe.

Chappelle, known for his hit series Chappelle’s Show, currently has a stand-up comedy special streaming on Netflix. The comedian is touring all summer with shows slated for Atlanta, Colorado, Arizona, and Texas. However, that’s not all Chappelle has planned, it has been confirmed that he is set to star in the Warner Bros. remake of A Star is Born.

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