Dave Chappelle Live

Dave Chappelle

Date: 27 November 2018 - 6 December 2018
Venue: Grand Arena, GrandWest, Cape Town; Durban ICC and the Teatro at Montecasino, Johannesburg
Tickets: From R575 at Computicket

Renowned Comedian and Actor to perform in South Africa for the first time

Live Nation Comedy in association with Real Comedy are proud to announce that American stand-up comedian and actor Dave Chappelle will be bringing his brash brand of comedy to the continent for the first time with three shows in South Africa. In 2017, Chappelle celebrated 30 years in comedy by releasing four highly anticipated stand-up specials on Netflix along with a companion double-feature vinyl comedy album. He’s since netted two television Emmy Awards, a Grammy, and Pollstar’s Comedy Tour of The Year Award. Best known for his groundbreaking television sketch comedy program Chappelle’s Show, Chappelle has since established himself as arguably one of the most popular touring comics on the U.S. circuit -- selling out shows within minutes of the announcements. In October, he makes a remarkable appearance in the much-anticipated remake of the film A Star Is Born.

He will be performing in three cities:

  • Cape Town on 27th November 2018 at the Grand Arena, GrandWest
  • Durban on 4th December 2018 at the Durban ICC
  • Johannesburg on the 5th & 6th December 2018 at Teatro at Montecasino
Presented by: Comedy Central

Tickets go on sale Thursday 4th October 2018 at 9am from and Computicket. Discovery Card holders get an exclusive 48-hour pre-sale from 9am on Tuesday 2nd October 2018. Go to for more information.

Dave Chappelle is a stand-up comedian and actor whose trademark wit and sharp irreverent social commentary most often explores race, popular culture, sex, drugs, politics and fame. His career started at age 14 when he began performing stand-up comedy at nightclubs while studying Theater Arts in high school in Washington, DC.

In 1991, shortly after graduating from high school, he moved to New York where he was quickly heralded as the next big thing. At 19 years old, Chappelle made his film debut in Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Following a brief stint on the ABC TV series Buddies, Chappelle appeared in a series of breakthrough roles -- The Nutty Professor, You’ve Got Mail, Undercover Brother and the cult flick Half Baked, which he co-wrote with Neal Brennan. In 2000, the comedian recorded his first successful hour-long HBO special, Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly, at the Warner Theater in Washington, DC. The comedian recorded his second comedy special, Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth, which aired on Showtime in 2004. Chappelle was the mastermind behind the 2003 sketch comedy hit, The Chappelle Show (2003-2006) – one of the highest rated programs on Comedy Central. The show earned three Emmy nominations and went on to become the bestselling TV show in DVD history.

Chappelle -- who continued doing stand-up comedy after Chappelle Show, made a rare appearance in Spike Lee’s film Chi-Raq, a bravura take on gang violence in 2015. He returned to television on November 2016 to hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live, for which he won an Emmy Award as outstanding guest actor in a comedy series. In March 2017 streaming giant Netflix released with two highly anticipated specials, The Art of Spin, and Deep in the Heart of Texas, filmed at the Palladium in Los Angeles, CA and Austin City Limits at the Moody Theater, Austin, Texas respectively. He capped off the year by releasing two additional stand-up specials on Netflix: Equanimity and The Bird Revelations. He recently won an Emmy for Equanimity.

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Ticketing Information:

Cape Town
Tuesday 27th November 2018
Grand Arena, GrandWest
Ticket Price: From R630
Tickets available from Computicket and Big Concerts starting Thursday 4th October at 9am

Tuesday 4th December 2018
Durban ICC
Ticket Price: From R630
Tickets available from Computicket and Big Concerts starting Thursday 4th October at 9am

Wednesday 5th December 2018
Thursday 6th December 2018
Teatro at Montecasino
Ticket Price: From R575
Tickets available from Computicket and Big Concerts starting Thursday 4th October at 9am

No cellphones, cameras or recording devices will be allowed at this show. Upon arrival, all phones and smart watches will be secured in Yondr pouches that will be unlocked at the end of the show. Guests maintain possession of their phones throughout the night, and if needed, may access their phones at designated Yondr unlocking stations in the lobby. All guests are encouraged to print their tickets in advance to ensure a smooth entry process. Anyone caught with a cellphone in the venue will be immediately ejected. We appreciate your cooperation in creating a phone-free viewing experience.

Pilot Boy Productions, Inc. and/or Dave Chappelle own all rights in the content and materials, including any jokes and sketches (the “Materials”), delivered during his performance. The Materials may not be copied, translated, transmitted, displayed, distributed, or reproduced verbatim (the “Use”), in whole or in part, in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. Any Use of the Materials without the express prior written consent of Pilot Boy Productions, Inc. is strictly prohibited and violators will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

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