After his 2003 disappearance from the Chappelle's Show spotlight and years of only sporadic appearances, Dave Chappelle is officially going back on the road for a monthlong tour with Funny or Die's Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival. It's set to kick off in Austin, Texas, on Aug. 23.
From the Huffington Post:
After abruptly walking away from "Chappelle's Show," his popular Comedy Central sketch show, in 2003, Chappelle has remained an elusive figure. He occasionally performed comedy around the country (to varying results), but a string of impromptu shows in February where he performed with Chris Rock, Kevin Hart and others at The Comedy Cellar in New York sparked rumors that he would go on tour.
The Oddball tour will play 13 dates this fall, and Chappelle is slated to co-headline the tour with comedy/musical act Flight of the Conchords. Two stages are scheduled to take place at the festival, and other performers currently listed are Al Madrigal, Brody Stevens, Chris D'Elia, Demetri Martin, Hannibal Buress, Jim Jefferies, John Mulaney, and Kristen Schaal.
The festival will also feature "two stages, street performers, vendors, psychics, freaks, tasty treats and more."
Read more at the Huffington Post.