Happenings

Published on August 1st, 2017 | by Just Jay

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Dave Chappelle returns to New York City’s historic Radio City Music Hall

This week, legendary comedian Dave Chappelle returns to New York City’s historic Radio City Music Hall, as he kicks off his LIVE FROM RADIO CITY Residency. It’s been a banner year for Dave Chappelle—The Residency comes hot on the heels of two critically-acclaimed Netflix specials, a record-setting sell out at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Casino, and an unforgettable performance at Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre. This August’s Residency marks Chappelle’s 30th anniversary in the world of stand-up comedy, which he’ll be celebrating to the tune of sixteen stand-up shows.

During his Residency, Chappelle will combine his love of comedy with his appreciation of hip-hop as he shares the bill with some of today’s best comedians and musicians. Special guest artists throughout the run include The Roots, Lil Wayne, Ice Cube, Common, Vince Staples, Big Boi Chris Rock, Jeff Ross, Arsenio Hall, Erykah Badu, Leslie Jones, Michael Che, Colin Jost, Chance The Rapper, Trevor Noah, Childish Gambino, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Solange, yasiin bey, Talib Kweli, Ali Wong, John Mayer, and Lil Jon. Some additional surprises are to be expected. See below for a full list of dates and confirmed guests.

Photo Credit: Derrick D-Nice Jones

Tickets for the newly-announced shows with Solange and Leslie Jones, Michael Che, Colin Jost, and Special Guests go on sale today at 5pm EST. All other shows are on sale now.

More info on the Residency can be found at chappelleradiocity.com

Follow the Residency all month for updates and behind-the-scenes footage: @ChappelleRCMH
#ChappelleRadioCity / #LiveNationComedy

DATES & LINEUP

August 1 Dave Chappelle & The Roots feat. Special Guest Lil Wayne
August 2 Dave Chappelle & The Roots feat. Special Guests Ice Cube, Common, Vince Staples
August 3 Dave Chappelle & The Roots feat. Special Guest Big Boi
August 4 Dave Chappelle & The Roots
August 5 Dave Chappelle & Chris Rock feat. Special Guest Jeff Ross
August 6 Dave Chappelle & Chris Rock feat. Special Guest Arsenio Hall
August 9 Dave Chappelle & Erykah Badu
August 12 Dave Chappelle Live feat. Leslie Jones, Michael Che, Colin Jost, and Special Guests*
August 15 Dave Chappelle & Very Special Guest
August 17 Dave Chappelle & Chance The Rapper
August 18 Dave Chappelle & Trevor Noah
August 19 Dave Chappelle & Childish Gambino
August 20 Dave Chappelle & Ms. Lauryn Hill
August 22 Dave Chappelle & Solange*
August 23 Dave Chappelle & yasiin bey feat. Special Guest Talib Kweli
August 24 Dave Chappelle Live feat. Ali Wong and Very Special Guest John Mayer, With DJ Set by Lil Jon

* Just Announced

About Dave Chappelle:
Dave Chappelle is a comedian, actor, and producer who’s brash, clever, in-your-face brand of humor has made him one of the most respected entertainers of his generation. In March 2017, Chappelle returned to television via streaming giant Netflix with two highly-anticipated specials, The Art of Spin, and Deep in the Heart of Texas, filmed in Los Angeles, CA and Austin, TX respectively. The critically-acclaimed specials satisfied his fans and introduced a new legion of followers to his sidesplitting, thought-provoking style of political and social commentary.

In 2005, Chappelle walked away from his groundbreaking sketch comedy show, Chappelle’s Show on Comedy Central. During the 8 years that followed, he performed pop-up stand-up dates, made occasional television appearances, and toured extensively throughout the United States, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Canada and Australia. From intimate comedy clubs to theaters and arenas, Chappelle’s live performances often sold out within minutes of being announced.

Comedy Central ranks Chappelle as Number 43 of the “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time.” Esquire Magazine has called him “the comic genius of America,” and he was featured on the cover of GQ Magazine’s Man of the Year issue in 2015. In April 2017, he graced the cover of The New York Times’ T-Magazine.


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