The first tweet from the account was posted Tuesday morning, however, fans appeared to be skeptical if it was actually coming from Dave and not an imposter. Whereas some celebrities amass thousands of followers within hours of joining the social networking site, the account had only 11 by Wednesday afternoon. That number ballooned to over 17,000 followers by Thursday following confirmation from stars like The Roots drummer Questlove and fellow comic Aziz Ansari that the comic is indeed behind the tweets.
Twitter has yet to officially validate the account as Chappelle's.
A veteran of the stand up scene, Chappelle gained notoriety for his role in the 1998 stoner comedy Half Baked. His Comedy Central sketch project, Chappelle's Show, was a smash hit, but he abruptly quit the show in 2005 before the debut of its third season. Chappelle spent the following years mainly out of the spotlight, resurfacing now and again for interviews and impromptu performances at comedy clubs.