Dave Chapelle won Best Comedy Album* for his 2019 Netflix comedy special, Sticks & Stones at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards on 26 January, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The comedian didn’t make it to the stage to collect his award, which was instead accepted on his behalf by American singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile and Tanya Tucker (who incidentally won her first GRAMMY last night, 47 years after her first nomination). His rep – and photos on social media – later confirmed that Chappelle did make it to the show, just not in time to collect his award. He was late, thanks to LA traffic (!!!!). Which is so basic, it’s beautiful.
This is his third win in row in the category, after Equanimity & The Bird Revelation last year.
This year he beat out fellow nominees Jim Gaffigan (Quality Time), Ellen DeGeneres (Relatable), Aziz Ansari (Right Now) and Trevor Noah (Son of Patricia). Just not on the road.
*For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new recordings.