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Dave Chappelle enjoys himself while appearing with Snoop Dogg at the Blue Note Jazz Festival

Dave Chappelle enjoys himself on stage with Snoop Dogg at Blue Note Jazz Festival in Napa… after being met with controversy for hosting the event

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Dave Chappelle was spotted having a great time at the Blue Note Jazz Festival in Napa, California, on Friday evening.

The 48-year-old comedian, who also hosted the festival, was joined by his wife Elaine Arte during the event, and he notably joined Snoop Dogg while the rapper performed for his fans.

The performer’s attendance at the event was met with controversy, as several previously voiced their concerns regarding his previous material mocking transgender people.

Having a good time: Dave Chappelle was spotted enjoying himself on stage with Snoop Dogg at the Blue Note Jazz Festival in Napa, California, on Friday evening

Having a good time: Dave Chappelle was spotted enjoying himself on stage with Snoop Dogg at the Blue Note Jazz Festival in Napa, California, on Friday evening

Chappelle kept his look casual with a T-shirt and cargo pants during his time at the festival.

Elaine opted to wear a Balenciaga crewneck sweater as she watched her husband perform.

It was previously announced that the Chappelle’s Show star would headline the festival this past April.

The three-day event features a star-studded lineup including Chaka Khan, Erykah Badu and Flying Lotus with his frequent collaborator Thundercat, among others.

Loved-up: The 48-year-old comedian, who also hosted the festival, was joined by his wife Elaine Arte during the event.  She rocked a Balenciaga sweater

Loved-up: The 48-year-old comedian, who also hosted the festival, was joined by his wife Elaine Arte during the event. She rocked a Balenciaga sweater

However, the decision to hire Chappelle as the festival’s host was viewed by some as offensive, given his past history with jokes targeting transgender individuals.

TransLife representative Jennifer Rihl gave a statement to SFGate in which she expressed that she disapproved of his selection.

‘To use comedy against us only furthers transphobia, so I don’t find it all that funny,’ she said.

She also made a point of adding that transgender people had historically been ‘continually discriminated against.’

In hot water: The performer's attendance at the event was met with controversy, as several previously voiced their concerns regarding his previous material mocking transgender people;  he is seen in 2018

In hot water: The performer’s attendance at the event was met with controversy, as several previously voiced their concerns regarding his previous material mocking transgender people; he is seen in 2018

Rihl stated: ‘I think that the trans community is a rather sensitive group, but for good reason.’

TransLife co-founder Orlando O’Shea also commented on how comedy in general had previously been a safe space for marginalized individuals.

He stated: ‘Comedy has been one of the last acceptable landscapes where discrimination is allowed…where do we draw the lines, and what are the consequences of our jokes?’

According to the media outlet, Bay Area News reached out to the festival’s organizers for comment about the decision to hire Chappelle as its host, to which they received no reply.

Staying quiet: According to the media outlet, Bay Area News reached out to the festival's organizers for comment about the decision to hire Chappelle as its host, to which they received no reply

Staying quiet: According to the media outlet, Bay Area News reached out to the festival’s organizers for comment about the decision to hire Chappelle as its host, to which they received no reply

The comedian’s appearance at the event occurred just a week after his show at Minneapolis’ First Avenue venue was canceled at the last minute.

The patrons apologized to its staff and for booking the actor, whose performance was shut down just hours before it was set to begin.

Chappelle’s show was promptly moved to the Varsity Theater, during which he made several jokes about the situation at hand.

According to the Star Tribunehe referred to monkeypox as a ‘gay disease’ and referred to the event’s protestors as ‘transgender lunatics.’

Controversy: The comedian's appearance at the event occurred just a week after his show at Minneapolis' First Avenue venue was canceled at the last minute;  he is seen in 2016

Controversy: The comedian’s appearance at the event occurred just a week after his show at Minneapolis’ First Avenue venue was canceled at the last minute; he is seen in 2016

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