NY Times- Dave Chappelle is setting up shop at Radio City Music Hall this summer.
On Monday, the comedian announced a 10-show residency at the Manhattan venue, featuring an array of special guests from the worlds of comedy and music.
The run begins on Aug. 1, when Mr. Chappelle will be joined by the Roots, the Philadelphia hip-hop group and “Tonight Show” house band, who will also perform with the comedian for the next three nights.
Other boldface names enlisted for the August run include: Chris Rock (Aug. 5); Trevor Noah, the host of “The Daily Show” (Aug. 18); Childish Gambino, the musical alter ego of the actor, director and writer Donald Glover (Aug. 19); and the comedian Ali Wong (Aug. 24). The Aug. 15 show teases only a “very special guest.” Tickets go on sale Friday at chappelleradiocity.com.
Chappelle’s back for another run at Radio City and he’ll be joined by an army of talent. Shows start in August. If you’ve never seen Chappelle live and you like comedy, you should make a serious effort to get to one of these performances. I’ve seen him once and he’s just astonishing. His grasp of the craft of standup makes it clear just how much I suck, but somehow I left his show feeling reinvigorated. It’s also very cool how he incorporates music into the shows. You get to laugh, dance, and possibly collapse if you’re someone who enjoys comedy on ecstasy. I hear there’s a bad batch going around.