Dave Chappelle had originally scheduled five shows at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. They sold out in minutes. So now Chapelle is offering three more shows on June 24th through 26th.
The new shows will include both standup from Chappelle and live musical performances. “The connection between improvisation and timing will be on full display as Chappelle co-headlines with a special musical guest each night,” an announcement on Radio City’s website says. The Roots will play on the first night; Busta Rhymes, DJ Premier and Janelle Monáe on the second; and Erykah Badu on the third.
It’s not the first time Chappelle has teamed up with some of those performers. Badu and the Roots were featured in the Michel Gondry’s 2006 documentary Dave Chappelle’s Block Party.
The eight total shows are a rare high-profile, public appearance by the comedian, who has maintained a low profile since his Comedy Central show ended in 2005.