Dave Chappelle is doing a fund-raiser for former MTV Real World star Kevin Powell, who challenging Congressman Ed Towns in Brooklyn’s 10th district.
Any event featuring Chappelle is bound to get a fair amount of attention, since he has stayed out of politics until now.
Powell’s opponent, the 13-term incumbent Towns, has opted for a lower profile than his challenger, avoiding nearly all campaign events in 2006, and so far again this year.
Powell went on from The Real World (first season!) to a career writing about hip-hop and culture for publications like Vibe.