Dave Chappelle Returns To Headline Funny Or Die’s Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival
Comedian Dave Chappelle, who has remained under the radar since the end of The Chappelle Show eight years ago, is headlining Funny or Die's Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival.
The outdoor festival, which will run from August 23 to September 20, also features other comedians such as – Flight of the Conchords, Demetri Martin, Kristen Schall, John Mulaney, Hannibal Buress and Daily Show Correspondent Al Madrigal. The festival will feature two stages, the second one hosted by Brody Stevens.
Dick Glover, president and CEO of Funny Or Die, feels optimistic about the tour. “We always love to push the comedy boundaries at Funny Or Die and this festival will do just that,” Glover said in a statement. “It’s the perfect blend of comedy and crazy that will for sure resonate with comedy fans looking for a one-of-a-kind experience.”
Though he has performed a few impromptu comedy acts from time to time over the last several years, Chappelle has largely avoided the limelight since 2005. This headlining comedy tour is his step back into it. Chappelle is best known for his Comedy Central show The Chappelle Show, a provocative and raunchy skit show that ran from 2003-2006 – the last few episodes were filmed in 2005. Chappelle abandoned the show in 2005 and went to South Africa, saying the stress of his success was too much for him to handle.
Tickets for the festival go on sale June 21.