Dave Chappelle has visited his old high school — and he’s no “Closer” to redemption.
The controversial comedian, 48, was lambasted by students after he spoke at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC, on Tuesday.
Chappelle — who graduated from the prestigious school in 1991 — spent about an hour addressing 580 students inside an auditorium, according to Politico, before things “went south” during a subsequent Q&A session.
The funnyman has faced accusations of transphobia due to jokes made in his new Netflix special, “The Closer,” and students at the school seemed eager to voice their concerns.
Duke Ellington School of the Arts is in the process of renaming its theater after Chappelle.
“On April 22, 2022, we will celebrate one of our most distinguished alumni, Dave Chappelle, by naming our theatre in his honor,” the school wrote.