Dave Chappelle up for a Grammy for his latest comedy special

2:07 p.m Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 Local
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Comedian Dave Chappelle marvels at a painting by Jada Michelle Logan Smith at Washington, D.C.'s Duke Ellington School of the Arts, where he once attended. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jahi Chikwendiu

When all is said and done, a locally-based performer might have half of an “EGOT.”

Weeks after nabbing his first Emmy, Dave Chappelle is up for his first Grammy. 

The Yellow Springs-area resident was nominated in the Best Comedy Album category for his “The Age Of Spin” and “Deep In The Heart Of Texas.” 

“EGOT” stands for Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.  

NETFLIX recently announce the release of the Chappelle’s “Equanimity.” 

That special follows the March 21 release of “The Age of Spin: Dave Chappelle Live at the Hollywood Palladium”and “Deep in the Heart of Texas: Dave Chappelle Live at Austin City Limits.”

The website TMZ filmed a video of Yellow Springs based comedian David Chappelle walking around West Hollywood with his new Emmy. Screen grab of TMZ video

Chappelle will square off against Jim Gaffiigan’s “Cinco,” Jerry Seinfeld’s “Jerry Before Seinfeld,” Kevin Hart’s “What Now?” and Sarah Silverman’s “A Speck of Dust” at the 60th annual Grammy ceremony set for New York’s Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28.

Some of the awards are awarded during the live show set to air 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on WHIO-TV  Sunday, Jan. 28.

Gustafer Yellowgold creator and Kettering native Morgan Taylor is nominated in the Best Children’s Album category for his “Brighter Side.” Lisa LoebJustin RobertsAlphabet Rockers and Ladysmith Black Mambazo are nominated in that category as well. 

Taylor’s Gustafer Yellowgold character, a friendly yellow creature who came from the sun and now resides in Minnesota, was nominated for the 2016 Grammy for Best Children’s Album.

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