Dave Chappelle Tells Jerry Seinfeld the Weird Reason He Only Eats Hard-Boiled Eggs

When you put two comedians together in the same room, some interesting things are bound to go down. That’s exactly what happened when Dave Chappelle and Jerry Seinfeld sat down for an episode of Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. As they talked in a diner and surveyed the menu, Chappelle made a pretty weird revelation: He only eats hard-boiled eggs.

Dave Chappelle at an event in 2018
Dave Chappelle at an event in 2018 | Photo by Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images for Backstage Creations

What to know about ‘Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee’

For those who may be unaware, Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee is a talk show that was created by Seinfeld. He also directs and hosts the series.

The show began in 2012 as a web series on Crackle but now lives on Netflix. It has earned glowing reviews and has been nominated for a trove of awards, including four Primetime Emmy Awards.

In each installment, Seinfeld takes a vintage car to pick up a famous funny person. They drive around, get food, and talk about a multitude of topics — ranging from their careers to their personal lives to random subjects.

The show has featured stars such as Chris Rock, Tina Fey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jim Carrey, and Will Ferrell.

Dave Chappelle’s appearance on ‘Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee’

In the episode, Seinfeld heads to Washington D.C. to meet Chappelle, who grew up there before settling down in Ohio. Driving a 1973 Citroën Maserati SM, Seinfeld picks the Sticks and Stones artist up at what appears to be a hotel, and the two set off to a local restaurant.

There, the comedians sip coffee and browse through the menu while talking about various topics. When the waiter comes over, Chappelle orders two hard-boiled eggs — something you probably don’t hear too often.

“That’s funny,” Seinfeld says. “Hard-boiled eggs are great, but people don’t order them. You just find them in the fridge.”

Chappelle tells Seinfeld that he likes them prepared that way because the shell protects him from any potential waiter cooties.

“It’s like the safest way [to eat them],” Chappelle responds. “‘Cause the guy never touches the eggs.”

“It’s a weird road tick,” he adds, drawing a chuckle from Seinfeld.

The episode was filmed in September 2017, aired on Netflix the following summer, and resurfaced on YouTube in December of 2019.

Dave Chappelle generally follows a healthy lifestyle

Once he walked away from his hit Comedy Central series, Chappelle’s Show, he started prioritizing his health. He cut down on smoking and started hitting the gym.

“If you look at me, physically, now, I’m like 40 pounds heavier than when I did Chappelle’s Show,” Chappelle told CBS News in 2017. “And people are like, ‘How did you gain all that weight?’ By resting and eating and paying attention to myself.”

“I have actual relationships with my kids,” he added in regards to his three children. “I’ve been all over the country touring all my life, but I never saw anything. Now I’ve seen everything.”

He’s been to all kinds of shops, stores, and restaurants — ordering hard-boiled eggs and whatnot.