Dave Chapelle returning to the Orpheum Dec. 5

Dave Chapelle is making his to Memphis for an amazing night of comedy! Just announced by the Orpheum Theatre, the internationally recognized stand-up comedian is making an appearance in the Bluff City Thursday, Dec. 5.  He’ll bring with him his trademark wit and sharp, irreverent social commentary that explores race, popular culture, sex, drugs, politics and fame.


Chappelle has performed more than 1,600 concerts worldwide in the past four years, selling out shows within minutes of their announcements, and tickets are expected to go just as fast at his show here in Memphis.

Chappelle was the mastermind behind the 2003 sketch comedy hit, The Chappelle Show—one of the highest-rated programs on Comedy Central. The show earned three Emmy® nominations and went on to become the best-selling TV show in DVD history. Feature film credits include Bradley Cooper’s award-winning remake of A Star is Born, Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq, You’ve Got Mail, Half Baked, The Nutty Professor and Robin Hood: Men in Tights.

The past few years have been banner for Chappelle. In 2017, he released four highly-anticipated specials on Netflix: The Art of Spin, Deep in the Heart of Texas, Equanimity and The Bird Revelations. All four specials were delivered on vinyl as double-feature albums and received Grammy Awards® for Best Comedy Album in 2018 and 2019. Pollstar awarded Chappelle with Comedy Tour of The Year in 2014 and 2018 and he captured his second Emmy® for Outstanding Variety Special with Equanimity in 2018.

Tickets are available at Ticketmaster, and go on sale Wednesday, November 27 starting at 10:00 AM.

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