There aren’t many living comedians who have the sterling reputation that Dave Chappelle does. After coming up in the stand-up world, Chappelle seamlessly transitioned to national prominence due to his star-making turn in the 1998 stoner classic Half Baked and his stereotype-skewering sketch comedy show, Chappelle’s Show. Then, in 2005, he stunned everyone by walking away from the Comedy Central hit. His reasons were varied: dissatisfaction with network meddling, the desire to focus on his family, but, most importantly, the show was making it difficult for him to continue to work in stand-up, his first love. Since leaving television and film, Chappelle hasn’t stopped working on stage; he’s known to pop in for unannounced sets from time to time in New York and L.A. But this is the first time he’s been on such a prominent solo tour in over a decade, which is why tickets for the first announced show at Bob Carr this week sold out in less than a day, prompting the addition of two more shows. It’s possible that they may all sell out by the time this hits the stands (UPDATE: They're gone.), but we suggest that you beg, borrow or steal to get into this show. It’s a celebration.
7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Thursday | Bob Carr Theater, 401 W. Livingston St. | 844-513-2014 | drphillipscenter.org
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