Dave Chappelle has conquered more than one area of entertainment in his career, and now he’ll take on Broadway with a string of new shows.
Vulture reports the legendary comedian will have a five-show residency at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York City, which is being billed “Dave Chappelle Live on Broadway.”
The stand-up comedy performances will run from July 9 to July 13, with tickets going on sale June 21 at 10 a.m. EDT.
Advance tickets can also be purchased as of June 18 for people who’ve registered for an access code on Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan presale page. There’s also “super fan” registration currently open, which will end on June 16 at 10 p.m. EDT.
Plus, there will be a strict cellphone policy, which is typical of Chappelle’s shows, and attendees will have to lock their devices in a pouch or be rejected.
The Broadway shows are similar to the 10-day residency the comedian did in 2017 at Radio City Music Hall, where he brought musical guests The Roots, Erykah Badu and Childish Gambino. Chris Rock and Trevor Noah were also featured guests.
In that same year, Chappelle released a string of comedy specials on Netflix after he inked a $60 million deal with the streaming company.
The latest are “The Bird Revelation” and “Equanimity,” and for the latter he received an Emmy award. Chappelle also scored a Grammy for the Netflix special “The Age of Spin & Deep in the Heart of Texas.”
And this October, the 45-year-old will receive the 2019 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center.
Other comedians who’ve received the honor include Richard Pryor, who was the first, Whoopi Goldberg, and Eddie Murphy. Bill Cosby received the award as well, but it was taken away last year because of his sexual assault charges.
“Dave Chappelle Live On Broadway” will be produced by Live Nation, Entertainment Benefits, as well as The Arca Group.