Dave Chappelle Assessments Constructive For COVID-19, Cancels Texas Reveals
Dave Chappelle has canceled performances scheduled in Stubbs, Austin, Texas after testing positive for COVID-19, TMZ and Chappelle’s representative confirmed to Pitchfork. The canceled appointments were among a handful that the comedian had booked that weekend. He had already given the first appearance in Austin on Wednesday. Tickets will be refunded.
“Chappelle has safely performed socially distant shows in Ohio since June 2020 and moved those shows to Austin over the winter,” said a statement by Chappelle’s representative. “Chappelle implemented COVID-19 protocols that included rapid tests for the audience and daily tests for himself and his team. His meticulous testing enabled him to respond immediately under quarantine, thus mitigating the spread of the virus. Chappelle is asymptomatic. “
Since June, Chappelle has been holding performances in his current home state, Ohio, outdoors, socially distant. His guests included Common, Tiffany Haddish, John Mayer, and several others. After a block party to celebrate July 4th, Chappelle released the first post-election episode of Saturday Night Live in early November.
Earlier this week, Chappelle was photographed maskless with Joe Rogan, Elon Musk and Grimes. Grimes reported on her recent experience with the virus on Jan. 9.