On Tuesday, the comedian and actor Dave Chappelle officially endorsed Andrew Yang for president.

“I’m Yang Gang!” said Chappelle in a statement released by the Yang campaign.

Yang couldn’t hide his excitement over Chappelle’s endorsement and explained that they share similar viewpoints.

“Dave is one of the most important voices in our country today and I’m thrilled he has thrown his support behind this campaign,” Yang said in the statement. “He and I share similar concerns about the future and hopes for what it could be. We are also parents who see the world that we are leaving to our kids and believe they deserve better.”

Later on, in response to Chappelle’s support, Yang tweeted out a photograph of himself and Chappelle expressing his gratitude.


“Thank you @DaveChappelle and welcome to the #yanggang. You are the best. Let’s do this for our kids.”

“We sat down and talked about his concerns for the country and what we need to do for the next generation,” Yang said. “Dave’s a dad like I am. And then after we met, he said, ‘Look, I want to help, and what can I do to help?’”

Additionally, later this month, Chappelle will perform two shows in South Carolina, which will serve the campaign. The shows will be in Columbia on January 29 and North Charleston on January 30.

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