With the exception of 2016, Seinfeld has been the highest-earning comedian in the world for the last 12 years.
Despite his iconic sitcom ending nearly 20 years ago, the 64 year old star raked in his money primarily through his lucrative 2017 Netflix deal, plus dividends from his agreement with Hulu to stream all nine seasons of ‘Seinfeld’ and his internet series ‘Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee’. The list measures all income from 1st June 2017 to 1st June 2018.
Indeed, Seinfeld has finished top of every single Forbes list of the highest-paid comedians ever since the publication started the feature back in 2006 – with the exception of 2016, when actor Kevin Hart finished top.
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Christian Englander, the man who threw a banana peel at Chappelle in 2015 while he was performing a gig in Santa Fe, is now launching a lawsuit against the comedian.
In a slightly bizarre turn of events, the man who threw a banana peel at comedian Dave Chappelle during a stand-up show three years ago is suing the star and his bodyguard for assault.
Christian Englander, who threw the object at Chappelle during the star’s stand-up show in Santa Fe, New Mexico back in 2015, claims in a lawsuit filed last Friday (March 30th) that the presumed bodyguard hit him at least twice as he was restraining him.
Englander, who is white, has said that he had no racial motivation behind throwing the banana at black comedian Chappelle, but instead had been upset by something that he said during his performance, apparently telling a joke at Englander’s companion’s expense in the audience.
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Schumer clarified the content of a report in Variety earlier this week about pay parity with Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock - saying she didn't insist on getting paid as much as them.
The 36 year old star clarified what was stated in a report by Variety earlier this week, which claimed that Schumer asked for a higher fee to star in a Netflix stand-up comedy special after learning that Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle were each getting paid $20 million for their shows on the streaming service.
She said that, while she did ask for a pay increase on her original $11 million deal for her ‘The Leather Special’, she did not ask to get paid the same amount as Rock and Chappelle – because they’re the two of greatest comedians ever and deserve more, according to her.
Continue reading: Amy Schumer Clears Up Equal Pay Row Over Netflix Special
Dave Chappelle - RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation's Art for Life Benefit honoring Dave Chappelle, Michaela and Simon de Pury and Ava DuVernay held at Fairview Farms - Water Mill, New York, United States - Saturday 18th July 2015
Dave Chappelle - A host of stars including previous cast members were snapped as they arrived to the Rockerfeller Plaza for Saturday Night Live as it celebrated it's 40th anniversary with a star studded gala in New York, United States - Monday 16th February 2015
The 40 year-old comedian finally broke his silence over the controversy surrounding his abrupt exit from the television network, and the rumoured amount of money he was offered to stay.
Dave Chapelle returned to David Letterman's 'Late Show' for the first time in ten years on Tuesday night (June 10th), and clarified a few misconceptions.
The 40 year-old was the star of his own comedy sketch program, 'Chappelle's Show,' which aired on Comedy Central.
Despite this being a success, he abruptly departed from the television network in 2006 without giving an explanation, so it was assumed he quit.
Continue reading: Dave Chapelle Addresses Departure From Comedy Central: "I Never Quit"
The comedian sat down with David Letterman to clear a few things up.
So Dave Chappelle has finally addressed the ending of his hit Comedy Central show, Chappelle's Show, which came to an abrupt and unexplained ending in the mid-noughties. Well, we say that but the comedian dodged Letterman's questions regarding his sudden departure and even hinted that walking away from the project wasn't for good.
"I don't talk about it," Chappelle said on The Late Show with David Letterman. "Listen, here it is: Technically, I never quit. I'm seven years late for work."
What he did discuss was the money he reportedly lost out on: back in 2004, Chappelle was at the top of his game which translated into a $50 million contract. But by walking away from the show, Chappelle missed out on the mega paycheque.
In a response to Dave Chappelle's "young, white alcoholic" comments about a Hartford, Connecticut, crowd, the mayor of the town has hit back at the comic
Dave Chappelle stormed off stage during a recent performance in Hartford, Connecticut, after being subjected to a torrent of heckling and abuse from the crowd. Later in the week, the comic was on stage again in Chicago, where he went off on one against the town, calling them "young, white alcoholics." Now, the mayor of Hartford has hit back at Chappelle, telling him to "quit whining" and get on with his job.
Chappelle has not impressed by the behaviour of his Hartford audience
"I don't want anything bad to happen to the United States," Chappelle said to his Chi-town crowd, "but if North Korea ever drops a nuclear bomb on this country, I swear to God I hope it lands in Hartford, Connecticut."
The Mayor of Hartford, Connecticut has responded to Dave Chappelle's rant about his town. Chappelle appeared in the city last week but walked off stage after hecklers repeatedly interrupted his performance.
Dave Chappelle has not made friends in the Connecticut city of Hartford. The comedian was treated to an onslaught of heckles last week at his come-back gig and stormed off stage. The comedian performed in the Connecticut state capital on 29th August but only minutes into his performance was constantly interrupted by the crowd.
Dave Chappelle taking a cigarette break while dining at The Ivy.
Chappelle's feelings towards the crowd were made perfectly clear when a video surfaced on YouTube. The 40-year-old, performing at another gig, described the crowd as "evil" and amid profanities, declared "I'll never go back." He then continued, evidently in a towering fury, to say "I don't want anything bad to happen to the United States, but if North Korea ever drops a nuclear bomb on this country, I swear to God I hope it lands in Hartford, Connecticut." He continued by describing the crowd as "young, white alcoholics", a comment which has not been taken kindly by many in the audiences and has been taken as a racial slur.
Continue reading: "Dave Chappelle Should Quit Whining" Tweets Hartford's Mayor
Dave Chappelle probably won't be heading back to Hartford anytime soon.
Nobody's quite sure what prompted Dave Chappelle to totally lose it during his show in Hartford, Connecticut, last week, but the comedian has since attacked the city and its inhabitants, suggesting that if North Korea should ever drop a nuclear bomb on the United States, he would want it to land firmly in the centre of Hartford.
If you're unfamiliar with the story, Chappelle went off at hecklers in the crowd at a Connecticut show on Thursday (August 29, 2013) and refused to perform his material.
According to TMZ.com, he sat on a stool for several minutes with his mouth shut, eventually saying: "I f**ked up when I left my show, you know why? 'Cause my show only has to be 22 minutes of television. I could've went on television, I could've read the phone book for 22 minutes and I would've got $50 million dollars."
Continue reading: Dave Chappelle Calls Heckling Hartford Crowd, "Young, White Alcoholics"
The eclusive comic will be returning to the stage alongside New Zealand's comedy heroes Flight of the Conchords and more
Dave Chappelle is planning one of his most major projects since he left showbiz behind in 2005, as the comic is going on tour with New Zealand's fourth best folk-comedy duo Flight Of The Conchords. This is double good news because it spells the return of Chappelle on a pretty major scale and is also great because it means that Flight of the Conchords are still making wonderful music together even after tasting such glorious solo success.
Funny or Die are organising a 13-stop tour of North America that will feature the two comedy heavy-weights as well as Kristen Schaal, Hannibal Buress and Al Madrigal for the touring Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival. The festival will feature two separate stages, one for the more prominent comedians and another that will feature street performers, vendors, psychics, freaks and all manner of other tasty treats for comedy fans. The touring festival kicks off on 23 August in Austin, Texas (full dates below).
Chappelle abruptly left behind his showbiz past in 2005 during the filming of the third season of Chappelle's Show, when the comic became overwhelmed with the pressures of fame, the success of his show and the $50 million deal he had just signed for the show. The comic has since appeared on two editions of Inside the Actors Studio and appeared live sporadically for the past eight years - usually impromptu shows - and has since been making his gradual return to the comedy circuit.
The film stars Eddie Griffin as Undercover Brother, a modern day black man with a wild afro and everything a '70s man could want, including a solid gold caddy, platform shoes, and polyester bell-bottoms. Brother is recruited by the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D. organization to help overpower the evil efforts of "The Man." The Man, along with henchmen "The Feather" (Chris Kattan) and "White She-Devil" (Denise Richards) are causing havoc with race relations between blacks and whites. In "Operation Whitewash," The Man has influenced black General Boutwell (Billy Dee Williams) to not run for President, but rather to open a chain of fast food chicken restaurants.
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