Dave Chappelle supporting Ben Jealous by making personal phone calls to Maryland voters

The comedian says he has known the candidate all his life.


Dave Chappelle is doing his part to get people to the polls on Tuesday.

The comedian has been making personal phone calls to Maryland voters to encourage them to cast their vote for his longtime friend, and Democratic nominee for governor, Ben Jealous. 

“Put me on your speakerphone, please,” Chappelle said in a video posted to Twitter over the weekend. “This is absolutely Dave Chappelle the comedian and I’m calling you guys with fantastic news: You’re on the cusp of having a wonderful governor in the state of Maryland named Ben Jealous.”

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Dave Chappelle isn’t getting behind Ben Jealous just because he’s the Democratic nominee, but he has a personal connection to the man he claims he has known all his life.

“I’m in his campaign office right now,” Chappelle continued. “Ben and my father were best friends. He’s my godbrother. I’ve known him all my life and I’m here supporting him because I think he’s going to do the right thing by Maryland. And I would never endorse anything or anyone I don’t believe in.”

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Dave Chappelle didn’t stop at making phone calls. He has been campaigning for Jealous door-to-door and even carried groceries for one voter over the weekend.

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Chappelle isn’t the only famous face doing his part to encourage folks to vote. Oprah Winfrey, Michael B. Jordan, and Will Ferrell have been using their platforms in support of Stacey Abrams, Georgia’s Democratic nominee for governor.