Comedian and Solid Dude Dave Chappelle Flies to Visit Kanye West After Twitter Meltdown

In a 2-minute thank you video, West asks Chappelle — on the spot — to "please, just make us smile." And Chappelle is as good of a sport as he could be during the awkward scenario.

click to enlarge Comedian and Solid Dude Dave Chappelle Flies to Visit Kanye West After Twitter Meltdown
Photo via Twitter Video

Kanye West has been quite active on social media channels as of late, recently announcing that he's running for president this fall, and — over the past 24 hours or so — bombarding Twitter with a series of Tweets about his family trying to hospitalize him and relating his life to the film Get Out, later deleting them all.

But West's family aren't the only ones concerned about him. According to a rather uncomfortable video posted by Kanye this afternoon, comedian (and Yellow Springs resident) Dave Chappelle visited his Wyoming ranch to check on him.

During the 1 minute and 40 second video — that somehow lasts a lifetime — West asks Chappelle to "please, just make us smile," asking him to tell an uplifting joke, with cringeworthy pauses and blank stares into the camera. And Chappelle is, of course, as good of a sport as he could be in this on-the-spot scenario.

Give it a gander for yourself: 

Besides being a good friend who is willing to fly to Wyoming to check on his buddy, Chappelle has also been staying busy despite the current COVID closures and restrictions. He has recently begun hosting intimate, celebrity-packed comedy pop-ups in his rural Ohio hometown with temperature checks, masks, special guests and no cell phones. 

*Also, mental health is obviously not a joke. If you're in crisis, here are some resources from the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Scroll to read more Culture articles
Join the CityBeat Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.


Join CityBeat Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.