Dave Chappelle will be performing a residency at the famed Radio City Music Hall in New York City in 2017.
The Roots joins Chappelle Aug. 1-4. The rest of the schedule features Chris Rock Aug. 5, Erykah Badu Aug. 9, Trevor Noah Aug. 18, Childish Gambino Aug. 19, and Ali Wong Aug. 24. Additional special guests are yet to be announced for Aug. 15 and Aug. 24.
Dave Chappelle is a stand-up comedian, screenwriter, producer, and actor from Washington, DC. Chappelle’s comic inspiration came from watching Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor in his early years. He is a graduate of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.
He began his career in 1993 by playing Ahchoo in the movie “Mel Brooks’ Robin Hood: Men in Tights”. From there he began landing supporting roles in box office hits including “The Nutty Professor”, and “Con Air”. His first lead role was in the 1998 comedy film “Half Baked”, which he co-wrote with Neal Brennan.
In 2003, Chappelle became more widely known for his sketch comedy television series, Chappelle’s Show, which ran until his retirement from the show two years later. By 2006, Chappelle was called the “comic genius of America” by Esquire.