Comedian Dave Chappelle was honored with the key to Washington D.C. on Friday (Sept. 29), according to WLJA.
Mayor Muriel Bowser presented the award at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts where Chappelle graduated in 1991.
“Some very special native Washingtonians have dedicated their lives to making Washington, DC better, and they’ve gone above and beyond to show others what makes the nation’s capital the best city in the world,” Bowser said. “Dave Chappelle reminds us what it means to live a life filled with purpose, meaning, and laughter.”
Chappelle graced the stage and delivered a passionate speech to students before giving the school his Emmy Award he won for hosting Saturday Night Live right after the November 2016 elections.