Dave Chappelle confirmed for Radio City Musical Hall residency

Karen Butler

June 13 (UPI) -- Comedian Dave Chappelle is confirmed to perform 10 shows at New York's Radio City Music Hall this August.

He will be joined by various guests at the summer shows, including The Roots, Chris Rock, Erykah Badu, Trevor Noah, Childish Gambino and Ali Wong, Live Nation Comedy said.


Chappelle, 43, took a years-long break from the spotlight after walking away from his sketch comedy series Chappelle's Show in 2006 due to creative differences with Comedy Central.

He began his comeback by hosting Saturday Night Live shortly after the U.S. presidential election last November.

A week later, Netflix announced plans to air three new stand-up specials starring Chappelle.

"Dave Chappelle is a legendary voice in comedy -- searing, vital, and now more than ever, essential," Lisa Nishimura, Netflix's vice president of original documentary and comedy, said in a statement at the time. "Dave's three new specials promise to be some of the most anticipated events in comedy, and we are honored he will mark his global return on Netflix."

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