Watch Comedian, Ohio Resident Dave Chappelle Sing Radiohead's 'Creep' with Foo Fighters in NYC

I wish I was special.

click to enlarge Dave Chappelle performs with Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters in New York City on June 20, 2021. - Photo:
Dave Chappelle performs with Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters in New York City on June 20, 2021.

Sometimes we don't even know what we desperately need until we get it. Such was the case this weekend, when Ohio's funniest resident joined one of the world's biggest bands on stage.

On Sunday night, Rock band Foo Fighters performed New York City's first full-capacity concert since March 2020. It already was a monumental occasion, with all Madison Square Garden attendees fully vaccinated and ready to finally release pandemic frustrations through song.

But then, there was more. There's always more with Foo Fighters.

"I thought we should do something special so it's a night to remember," Foo Fighters vocalist and guitarist Dave Grohl told the audience toward the end of the night. "I know a few Daves, right? But I've got to be honest, my favorite fucking Dave is here tonight to sing a song with us — something we've never done, and he's never played with us, so we figure why not try this shit out in front of you?"

That's when comedian Dave Chappelle — Grohl's "favorite fucking Dave" —  walked out, and the audience lost their collective minds. The Yellow Springs, Ohio, resident calmly strode onto the stage to rapturous applause and launched right into Radiohead's 1992 hit "Creep." Though he didn't attempt the bridge's high notes, Chappelle performed admirably and seemed to relish the occasion.

That wasn't the evening's only cover, though. Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins sang lead for Queen's "Somebody to Love" while Grohl went back behind the kit. The rest of the night was filled with megahits from the Foos' expansive discography. See the full Foo Fighters setlist.

Chappelle performed several shows at Wirrig Pavilion in Yellow Springs in late May and early June this year.

Foo Fighters will be the first band on the outdoor festival stage at Cincinnati's ICON Music Center on July 28.

Is there a chance the two could join together again in Cincinnati? Let's all keep our fingers crossed.

Below, watch Chappelle perform with the Foo Fighters on June 20 in NYC.

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