Dave Chappelle took home two GRAMMYs (again) this year for Equanimity & The Bird Revelation in the Best Comedy Album category. Awarded to comedians with albums that have at least 51% playing time of new recordings, Chappelle’s specials were up this year against Patton Oswalt’s Annihilation, Jim Gaffifan’s Noble Ape, Fred Armisen’s Standup For Drummers and Chris Rock’s Tambourine.
Last year too, Chappelle bagged two GRAMMYs for his eagerly awaited specials marking his big comeback, The Age of Spin and Deep in the Heart of Texas—his first (two) since For What It’s Worth in 2004, and reportedly Netflix’s most-viewed comedy specials. He was up against Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman, Kevin Hart, and Jim Gaffigan at the time.
Chappelle didn’t actually make it to the event this year, held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on 10 February, so here’s his acceptance speech from last year—because, you know, how different do you really think it would’ve been?