breaking news

Mall at Fairfield Commons loses a restaurant tenant

Dave Chappelle on Yellow Springs: “I have time to think about things” 


Gayle King was in Yellow Springs with Dave Chappelle for the interview that aired this morning on “CBS This Morning.” 

If you recall, King was among the celebrities spotted in Yellow Springs last October for the first night of “Dave Chappelle's Juke Joint” parties.  

>> MORE: Why Bradley Cooper, Naomi Campbell, Gayle King and Q-Tip visited Dave Chappelle in Yellow Springs

Her CBS segment showed off Yellow Springs, a village known for its progressive nature.  

Chappelle, a frequent face around the Dayton area, told King he is treated like a neighbor instead of a celebrity in Yellow Springs, a close-knit community of 3,500 residents.

He said he is generally calmer there.  

“I have time to think about things,” Chappelle told King. “For a comedian, if you don’t have time to think, you are not as effective. It gets a little corporate.”

>>MORE: Moments from Dave Chappelle’s Netflix special that will make you want to watch it now

He said he hears raccoons wrestling in the woods during his night walks after returning from the road.

“They are a little too bold,” he said of raccoons. “They got those hands.”  

>> MORE: Dave Chappelle opens up about escaping fame and returning home in rare interview

“CBS This Morning” airs on WHIO-TV Channel 7 from 7 to 9 a.m. on weekdays. 

He also explained why he does not like to do many interviews. 

Chappelle famously returned to Yellow Springs in 2005 after retreating to South Africa, following his decision to walk away from a $50 million Comedy Central deal for his hit sketch comedy “Chappelle's Show.”

Chappelle is promoting the first two of three specials set to be released on Netflix tomorrow, March 21.  

It is reportedly a $60 million deal. 

>> MORE: 3 reasons you should watch Dave Chappelle’s Netflix special 

The actor and comedian Dave Chappelle was among residents at a Yellow Springs Village Council meeting earlier this month to address how police handled a New Year’s Eve altercation with a resident.

>> MORE: What Dave Chappelle has to say about Yellow Springs police


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Local

WATCH: NYC explosion caught on transit camera
WATCH: NYC explosion caught on transit camera

Former Kettering principal named Mason superintendent
Former Kettering principal named Mason superintendent

A former Kettering and Centerville educator is to be the next superintendent of the Mason City Schools. This morning, Jonathan Cooper was named next year’s superintendent of the Mason district, the largest in Warren County. According to a press release issued by the Mason school district, Cooper was an award-winning elementary teacher in Centerville...
5 things to know about effort to legalize marijuana in Ohio
5 things to know about effort to legalize marijuana in Ohio

Two men who put the question of marijuana legalization before Ohio voters in 2015 plan to do it again in 2018. Backers of the new marijuana issue say they’ll write the amendment and seek approval in early January to begin collecting the required 306,000 valid voter signatures by July 4. They said their “free market adult consumption of...
Bystander pulls man from burning car after crash
Bystander pulls man from burning car after crash

Investigators said a bystander pulled a driver from a burning vehicle after a crash on U.S. 35 in Dayton Monday.  The crash was reported in the westbound lanes of U.S. 35 at Abbey Avenue in Dayton around 12:40 p.m. Monday.  An initial investigation found the driver fell asleep at the wheel while traveling west on U.S. 35 when he slammed into...
Woman’s floating retirement home sinks into California bay
Woman’s floating retirement home sinks into California bay

A California woman who was buoyed by the idea of a floating retirement home watched her life savings sink to the bottom of a bay, KGO reported. Debbie Herbstreit had paid $25,000 for the boat to use as a home and had owned it for a month. Sunday, she received an urgent call from the harbormaster at the San Leandro Marina, informing her that...
More Stories