26 November 2018

South Africa: Dave Chappelle Live In South Africa For The First Time

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Dave Chappelle to perform in South Africa.

Live Nation Comedy in association with Real Comedy are proud to announce that American stand-up comedian and actor Dave Chappelle will be bringing his brash brand of comedy to the continent for the first time with three shows in South Africa.

  • Cape Town on 27 November 2018 at the Grand Arena, GrandWest
  • JHB on 5 December 2018 at Teatro at Montecasino - Sold out
  • JHB on 6 December 2018 at Teatro at Montecasino - New date added

In 2017, Chappelle celebrated 30 years in comedy by releasing four highly anticipated stand-up specials on Netflix along with a companion double-feature vinyl comedy album. He’s since netted two television Emmy Awards, a Grammy, and Pollstar’s Comedy Tour of The Year Award. Best known for his groundbreaking television sketch comedy program Chappelle’s Show, Chappelle has since established himself as arguably one of the most popular touring comics on the U.S. circuit -- selling out shows within minutes of the announcements. In October, he makes a remarkable appearance in the much-anticipated remake of the film A Star Is Born.

Dave Chappelle is a stand-up comedian and actor whose trademark wit and sharp irreverent social commentary most often explores race, popular culture, sex, drugs, politics and fame.  His career started at age 14 when he began performing stand-up comedy at nightclubs while studying Theater Arts in high school in Washington, DC.

In 1991, shortly after graduating from high school, he moved to New York where he was quickly heralded as the next big thing.  At 19 years old, Chappelle made his film debut in Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Following a brief stint on the ABC TV series Buddies, Chappelle appeared in a series of breakthrough roles -- The Nutty Professor, You’ve Got Mail, Undercover Brother and the cult flick Half Baked, which he co-wrote with Neal Brennan. In 2000, the comedian recorded his first successful hour-long HBO special, Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly, at the Warner Theater in Washington, DC.  The comedian recorded his second comedy special, Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth, which aired on Showtime in 2004. Chappelle was the mastermind behind the 2003 sketch comedy hit, The Chappelle Show (2003-2006) – one of the highest rated programs on Comedy Central.  The show earned three Emmy nominations and went on to become the bestselling TV show in DVD history.

Chappelle -- who continued doing stand-up comedy after Chappelle Show, made a rare appearance in Spike Lee’s film Chi-Raq, a bravura take on gang violence in 2015.  He returned to television on November 2016 to hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live, for which he won an Emmy Award as outstanding guest actor in a comedy series. In March 2017 streaming giant Netflix released with two highly anticipated specials, The Art of Spin, and Deep in the Heart of Texas, filmed at the Palladium in Los Angeles, CA and Austin City Limits at the Moody Theater, Austin, Texas respectively.  He capped off the year by releasing two additional stand-up specials on Netflix: Equanimity and The Bird Revelations.  He recently won an Emmy for Equanimity.

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