Watch Dave Chappelle Jam on Nirvana with John Mayer

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John Mayer and Dave Chappelle attend the after party for The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber at Sony Pictures Studios on March 14, 2015 in Los Angeles. 

Dave Chappelle has proven over and over that he loves making you laugh, but also has the occasional hankering to bust out some classic rock tunes as well. As the former Chappelle's Show star continues his slow re-emergence on the stand-up scene he took a slight detour on Wednesday night (Jan 4) when he jumped on stage at Los Angeles' Hotel Cafe during a secret acoustic set by pal John Mayer for an impromptu run through hits by Nirvana and Tom Petty.

The dynamic duo, who once paired up for an instructional video on how Mayer's music translated in black barbershops, ran through a cover of Nirvana's "Come as You Are," (mostly as an audience sing-along) as well as Tom Petty's "Free Falling" for the intimate crowd.

Check out the clips:



Y'all they did free falling together too -- #JohnMayer overload today because last night was a dream --

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Mayer told the crowd that the two often do this routine "in different cities until about five in the morning," with Chappelle often calling out his favorite 1980s songs for Mayer to play for him. According to another attendee, the highlight of the 30-minute jam session was: "when he [Chappelle] told the story of his last time hanging with Prince @ the White House. He said that Prince and Stevie Wonder got on the same Piano and played songs together... He said that he missed Prince's laugh. Beautiful heartfelt moments from a master entertainer and storyteller. + we rawked! Super fun nite."

Mayer is prepping the release of his upcoming album, The Search for Everything and Chappelle is working out bits for the first of three planned Netflix shows, his first specials in 12 years.


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