A few weeks ago, we announced that Bert Kreischer and Jim Gaffigan were starting to do some drive-in comedy shows. Additionally, as more clubs start to cautiously open, we have been seeing comics starting to dip their toe back into the water to try to get a sense of normalcy back. And now, Dave Chappelle is the latest to join the trend.
Chappelle has been known to throw parties and events in his Ohio community, often bringing in some of his famous comedian and musician friends. And now, starting this past weekend, Chapelle began holding outdoor comedy shows again for a small crowd of 100 people. Titled “Dave Chappelle & Friends: A Talk with Punchlines,” they’ve been described as Chappelle speaking about topics such as “Trump, George Floyd, racism, his Netflix specials, a restraining order against a man from Fairborn, and his son getting tear gassed in Beavercreek at a protest.” Some of the comics he’s had on the shows include Michelle Wolf (who appears to have been staying out in Ohio with Chappelle since COVID-19 lockdowns began) and local comedian Gabe Kea.
The show is by invitation only, but there is an Eventbrite page for the next show on Thursday. As is typical for a Chappelle set, no cell phones are permitted. Additionally, two tickets (they must be bought in pairs) start at $150.
Regardless of how it’s set up, we’re just happy to see Dave Chappelle back out there bringing live comedy to the masses again.