Dave Chappelle spoke out against Ohio housing plans to build more affordable homes.
He also threatened to pull investments in the village if they went ahead with the plan.
The village council voted out the project, which was subsequently scrapped.
His statement received mixed responses, although there was applause from the hall audience following it.
His investments in the town include his restaurant, a company, and an upcoming comedy club.
Chappelle said he lives behind the proposed development, so he knew it was a farce.
Chappelle's rep insisted that he did nothing wrong, and the plan would never have worked in the first place.
Chappelle made headlines for alleged transphobic jokes in his recent Netflix comedy show, The Closer.
Members of the Trans community protested against the comedy special.