Dave Chappelle's mother Yvonne, a professor and the first black woman to be ordained as a Unitarian Universalist minister, drives her skinny, 14-year old son to his first stand-up routine in Fairfax, Virginia. According to Jason Zinoman's excellent Kindle single biography Searching for Dave Chappelle, he delivers jokes about Alf and black politics: "Jesse Jackson is running for president. Wow. Twenty years ago a black guy would say, ‘I'm going to college, get my degree and be the best damn mailman you've ever seen.'" By the end of high school at Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Chappelle makes it onto TV's competition show America's Funniest People, where he is trounced by a woman who impersonates Donkey Kong sound effects.