What Is Neal Brennan's Net Worth? The 'Chappelle's Show' Creator Career Discussed
Neal Brennan is a comedian, writer, director, and actor best known for co-creating and co-writing Comedy Central series Chappelle's Show alongside Dave Chappelle.
Ranked as one of the most popular Comedy Central shows, the series is also the number one selling television show DVD of all time with almost nine million units sold.
Neal Brennan was Born to Tickle People's Funny Bone
The youngest child with nine older siblings, Brennan came to love comedy from a very young age. He began writing comedy routines and performing them with his friends when he was just eight or nine.
The Villanova, Pennsylvania native started as a professional by writing for the dating game show, Singled Out, in 1995. He continued to write for various other shows such as BZZ!, Kenan & Kell, and All That before co-writing the movie Half Baked in 1998 with Chapelle.
The movie was a commercial failure upon release but gradually grew to be a cult classic.
Neal Brennan with Dave Chappelle (Source: Vice.com)
However, when he helped create Chappelle's Show in 2006, his career started to hit an upward trajectory. The success of the Comedy Central series propelled Neal's career. It helped him branch out into directing, the first of which was directing and producing episodes from the second season of Chappelle's Show.
Since then, he has written, directed, and acted in movies, commercials, documentaries, television episodes, and stand-up specials. Some of the more notable works from his directing credits are The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009), multiple episodes of Inside Amy Schumer (2013), and Jay-Z's 4:44 documentary series.
In 2011, Neal also started a podcast called The Champs alongside comedian Moshe Kasher and DJ Dougpound. The three were joined by many guests, including Chris Rock, Shawn and Marlon Wayans, Too $hort, Blake Griffin, and Lexington Steele. The podcast ran for six years until 2016.
In 2013, he directed ten episodes of the show Inside Amy Schumer. Later in 2014, he produced, wrote, and hosted his own pop culture talk show called The Approval Matrix. From 2016 to 2017, he also appeared in The Daily Show with Trevor Noah as "Trevor's friend Neal." He also wrote for some specific episodes of the show.
Following Trevor's show, he went on to co-write the scripts of the movie The Female Brain, and sketches for The Saturday Night Live comedic shows.
His on-screen notable acting credentials include Half Baked, Chappelle's Show, The Female Brain, Legends Of Chamberlain Heights, Historical Roasts, Black Jesus, and Capone.
What is Neal Doing at the Present?
Neal is currently busy with a stand-up entitled Neal Brennan and Friends in Santa Monica, California. The show runs from 8 pm to 10 pm every Tuesday at Westside Comedy Theater.
Recently, he checked in with some of his fellow comics like Kevin Hart, Ellen Degeneres, John Mulaney, Ronny Chieng, Tiffany Haddish, Whitney Cummings, Bill Burr, and David Letterman, among many others.
The famous comedians worked on a video that was created to raise awareness for the comedy community. It was a part of Comedy Gives Back's Stand Up Comedian Fund, which aims to create a safety net for comedians in need and aims to provide health, medical, and crisis support to comics.
The video was made in collaboration between Comedy Gives Back and Netflix.
Neal is also a part of the upcoming movie, The Opening Act starring Jimmy O. Yang. Comedians like Ken Jeong, Bill Burr, Russell Peters, and Whitney Cumming, among many others, are also a part of the cast.
The comedy film is set to be released on October 16, 2020.
Nevertheless, his IMDB also hints that Brennan is also working on an untitled television series.
How Much is Neal's Net Worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Neal Brennan had a net worth of $5 million in 2011. As for his current net worth, there has been no concrete disclosure.
Still, it is safe to say that his net worth should have swelled, given his rise in popularity.