It’s always exciting when you hear that some of the best comedians out there experienced the most rejection. Dave Chappelle not only had to work his way up in stand-up, but he also worked pretty hard on his acting resume, a typical outcome for those who graduate from a performing arts high school.
Chappelle’s ambition started early on, around 14, when he decided that he wanted to be a comedian. He was so focused on making that dream reality that he is the one who sought out art school. He was the one who asked to be driven to comedy clubs performing at open mics.