When: June 23-24 2013
It’s true: Dave Chappelle is coming to Nashville for not one, not two but three shows at the Ryman Auditorium. You can go ahead and pick your jaw up off the ground now. Chappelle has been famously reclusive since he abandoned the third season of his generation-defining sketch series Chappelle’s Show and retreated to Africa. After returning to America and settling down on a farm in Ohio, Chappelle has slowly re-emerged, performing marathon sets as long as seven hours in San Francisco and quick drop-ins elsewhere. And word is that his days in semi-retirement haven’t dulled his comedic skills at all. If reports are true, stand-up fans (and Dave fans) will not be disappointed. Just don’t be that guy that shouts “I’m Rick James, bitch” at the stage.