Here's What Lionel Richie Had to Say about Dave Chappelle on the Comedian's 47th Birthday

Afouda Fortune
Aug 25, 2020
02:51 P.M.
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Music icon Lionel Richie had nothing but admiration to share as he honored star comedian Dave Chapelle on his 47th birthday.


Lionel Richie celebrated comedy icon Dave Chapelle who turned a year older, with an appealing post on Instagram. Richie shared a one-photo post while going on to write lovely things about the celebrant in his caption.

In the shared snapshot, Richie, an R&B icon posed beside Chapelle as they shared a pleasant moment while rocking dapper outfits. He captioned the birthday post:

"@davechapelle You have such a gift! There is no one like you… Happy Birthday! Love you, man.! 

Lionel Richie at Jason Binn's DuJour Magazine and Lionel Richie Home Collection launch with IMPULSE! International on October 27, 2015 | Photo: Getty Images


Many of Richie's fans loved his gesture as they joined him in celebrating the seasoned standup comedian. When Chapelle celebrated his 44th birthday, many of his friends and co-stars went all out to honor him with a night of fun.

In 2016, he left no stones unturned at his "Juke Joint" show in honor of Prince, on what would have been the late star's 58th birthday.


The award-winning showman's big day came complete with shots of Tanqueray to set off the party mood. The star also got a befitting recognition from New York's governor, Andrew Cuomo for his positive influence on art.

Chapelle knows how to enjoy a good time on his milestone celebration, but the Grammy Award winner knows when to give honor to those he holds in high esteem.


In time past, Chapelle has been quite vocal about his love for the late music legend Prince and his sounds. In 2016, he left no stones unturned at his "Juke Joint" show in honor of Prince, on what would have been the late star's 58th birthday.

During the event, the audience was not allowed to document the show on their devices, but they no less had fun as Chapelle organized a band that played through Prince's hit tracks.

Dave Chappelle performs at The Imagine Ball honoring Serena Williams and benefitting Imagine LA on September 23, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images


The Washington DC native was born David Khari Webber Chapelle in 1973. Growing up, he drew inspiration from the old-time TV sitcom, "The Bill Cosby Show."

In high school, the star comedian started his stand up career. He made his movie debut in 1993 when he was cast in "Robin Hood: Men In Tights." In 2003, Chapelle started amassing fame with his TV show, "Chappelle's Show."

Dave Chappelle at "Cassette" hosted by Kenny Burns featuring Lil Mo and Noreaga at District Atlanta on June 14, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

However, he left the successful show after its third season to pursue a standup career. The 47-year-old comedy icon is the recipient of several awards and recognitions.