Reason Why Dave Chappelle Didn't Accept His 2020 Grammy Award
His simple reason in response to questions from Page Six and Vulture, as given by His representative revealed he was merely running late due to traffic. He wasn't avoiding an acceptance speech or skipping the ceremony — he just couldn't make it to the Staples Center in time.
I Wished I had a better answer, but it was nothing more than #LATraffic, stated Dave Chappelle.
Chappelle won the Grammy for Best Comedy Album for his Netflix standup special Sticks & Stones. This win marked his third consecutive victory in the category.
Since he wasn't in the audience when the Best Comedy Album winner was announced, Presenters Brandi Carlile and Tanya Tucker accepted the award on his behalf. When he was noticed by some viewers later that night, they were puzzled by his absence.