All this month, Dave Chappelle had a bunch of shows lined up at Stubbs Bar-B-Q in Austin, Texas. The lineups were pretty stellar, as they featured himself, Michelle Wolf, Donnell Rawlings, Ron White, and on some nights, Joe Rogan. Well, the remaining weekend of shows this month had to be cancelled, as we’ve learned that Chappelle has tested positive for COVID-19.
“Dave Chappelle is quarantined after testing positive for COVID-19. His remaining shows at Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater in Austin, TX have been cancelled and ticket holders should contact their point of purchase for refunds,” a rep for the comedian said in a statement. “Chappelle has safely conducted socially-distanced shows in Ohio since June 2020 and he moved those shows to Austin during the winter. Chappelle implemented COVID-19 protocols which included rapid testing for the audience and daily testing for himself and his team. His diligent testing enabled him to immediately respond by quarantining, thus mitigating the spread of the virus. Chappelle is asymptomatic.”
Rogan also wound up taking to Instagram where he apologized for the cancellation, but he did not include whether or not he tested positive. He did, however, say that the shows will be rescheduled.
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Chappelle, of course, has been perhaps the most famous examples of comedians trying to keep live comedy going by doing outdoor shows during the pandemic. So we’re wishing him a speedy and fast recovery, and hope he can get back out there again soon!