This is also where Dave spent part of his own childhood. “Turns out you don’t need $50 million to live around these parts, just a nice smile and a kind way about you,” Dave said in 2006, according to USA Today, while at a music festival in Ohio. “You guys are the best neighbors ever … That’s why I came back and that’s why I’m staying.”
Although Dave Chapelle prefers to keep his private life, well private, it says a lot that the comedian decided to include his family members while being honored with the Mark Twain Award in October.
Because although privacy and giving his family a relatively “normal” existence are clearly priorities for Dave, so is being surrounded by his wife and kids as he accepted this once-in-a-lifetime accomplishment.