Hold Up. Dave Chappelle Is BACK?
We all remember 2005, when we lost a luminary and Comedy Central lost a whoooole lot of money. News of Dave Chappelle‘s departure from his wildly popular sketch television series, Chappelle’s Show, spread throughout the country and all everyone could think was, “Did this dude really just walk away from $50 million?” He did, and he would never return in the way that the masses had grown to love him. Eight years later, I (along with many) have hoped and prayed that one of the baddest comics would return.
Apparently, that day has come. While he’s not returning to Comedy Central or the sketches, he is returning to the stage for a major tour!
Funny or Die has tapped Chappelle to co-headline its Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Tour alongside comedic singing group Flight of the Conchords. The tour is currently slated for 13 dates this summer and will also feature other notable comedians such as Chris D’Elia, Demetri Martin, and Hannibal Buress.
Tickets go on sale June 21 and should go pretty fast given the big-name headliner. If it goes well and Dave parlays it into a full-scale comeback, a new tv show can’t be too far behind, right?
We won’t get our hopes up just yet, but its good to be talking about Dave Chappelle the comedic genius again, rather than the myth.