Dave Chappelle reveals he used to buy weed off Idris Elba

Dave Chappelle has revealed he used to buy his weed from none other than Idris Elba, back when the future Hollywood star worked as a bouncer at a New York comedy club. 

During an appearance on Joe Rogan's podcast, Chappelle made a point about treating people in the service industry with kindness, because you never know where they might end up. 

"Idris Elba, the famous actor, used to be a security guard at Caroline’s [comedy club] … I used to buy weed from him," Chappelle said. 

The comedian's claim isn't too outlandish, considering how open Elba has been about his drug-dealing past. 

In his Saturday Night Live monologue in 2019, the Luther star talked about his humble beginnings some 20 years earlier, working as a bouncer at Caroline's comedy club. 

"Now, this was my night job when I started in this country. This time of year, I would be standing outside freezing my bollocks off. I mean, it was a decent job, though. I made some great contacts. By which I mean, I sold weed," Elba confessed. 

"I'm not proud of it, it's just a fact." 

Elba even name-dropped Chappelle in a 2013 interview with GQ Magazine when recalling the big name comedians that used to frequent Caroline's. 

"All those black comedians, they knew me as a doorman," Elba said at the time.