To borrow a punchline from his most iconic bit: It’s Dave Chappelle, b–h!
The iconoclast comic, actor and famed Rick James/Prince impersonator is set to make his Broadway debut with one of those fancy “limited engagements” from July 9 to 13 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
He will arrive on the Great White Way with plenty of live performance chops.
In addition to decades of work on the standup club circuit, he’s cranked out a series of acclaimed live-to-tape Netflix specials: “The Art of Spin,” “Deep in the Heart of Texas,” “Equanimity” and “The Bird Revelations.”
“Equanimity” and his guest host turn on “Saturday Night Live” scored him Emmy Awards in 2018 and 2017, respectively.
Plus, all four of his concert specials released as albums, earning the former “Chappelle’s Show” star Grammy Awards for best comedy album in 2018 and 2019.
Could a Tony be next?
“Dave Chappelle Live on Broadway” will be produced by the powerhouse trio of Live Nation, The Araca Group and Entertainment Benefits Group (EBG).
Advance tickets are up for grabs June 18 via Ticketmaster Verified Fan pre-sale to those who have registered and received a unique Access Code. (Superfan registration starts June 12 at 1 p.m. ET and ends June 16 at 10 p.m.)
Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. June 21 through TicketMaster.com.
Oh, and take a word of advice from the man himself: “Always get your tickets from reliable sources.”