Drop the Mic
Legendary comedian Dave Chappelle surprises Austin with last-minute show
In what is likely to be one of the hottest shows of the summer, legendary comedian Dave Chappelle announced on June 26 that he will be performing in Austin ... on June 27. A rep for the venue confirmed the performance will take place at the 300-seat Stateside Theatre, ensuring an incredibly intimate experience for both fans and the seasoned performer.
As with nearly every performance the comedian puts on, these tickets are likely to sell out quickly. However, fans who don't snag a spot to Chappelle's show may want to consider snatching up a ticket to one of Mo Amer's sets on June 28.
The Houston-born Amer has toured with Chappelle on and off for nearly five years and is in town recording a Netflix special at the Paramount Theatre. No official word on whether he will be welcoming any (ahem) special guests, but it's a show Chappelle's fans probably don't want to miss. Tickets for Amer's 7:30 pm and 9:45 pm shows are still available.
This is not the first time Chappelle has dropped a last-minute date on Austin audiences. In one of his first appearances after walking away from his hit Comedy Central vehicle, Chappelle's Show, the comedian returned to Austin in 2012, that time appearing at the Paramount. The show was, well, rough. (You can read all about it here.)
Despite the strange performance in 2012, Chappelle made a point to return to the Capital City and even filmed his celebrated 2017 Netflix special, Deep in the Heart of Texas: Dave Chappelle Live at Austin City Limits, at the Moody Theater.
Tickets for Chappelle's June 27 Stateside show are priced at $115, come with a limit of two per person, and go on sale June 26 at 4 pm.