Dave Chappelle is back!
June 17th, 2013
02:36 PM ET

Dave Chappelle is back!

Dave Chappelle, who's generally kept a low profile since the end of "Chappelle's Show" eight years ago, is about to come back in a big way.

Chappelle is the headliner for Funny or Die's "Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival," which kicks off August 23 in Austin, Texas. The tour, which also includes Flight of the Conchords, Demetri Martin and Kristen Schaal, will run through 13 cities in five weeks, concluding in Mountain View, California.

Oh, it's not like Chappelle has been in hiding; in fact, he's touring the Southeast right now, and will be playing three shows in Nashville and five in Atlanta in the coming weeks. But in recent years the comedian's best-known public appearances have been occasional drop-ins at L.A.'s Laugh Factory and spots on "Inside the Actors Studio."

Chappelle remains most famous for his program on Comedy Central, "Chappelle's Show," a sketch-comedy hit that ran for two full seasons on the comedy channel. Chappelle was scheduled to do a third season, but left midway through its production, telling Oprah Winfrey not long after that he was burned out.

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  1. jorgegervin

    Favorite comedian of all time..yea i know bout pryor n mooney but dave was my generation favorite hes ridocoulosly funny..too bad the fame n pressure from a so called illuminati got to him..hope he comes back harder them ever!! A great mind shouldnt be wasted

    June 22, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Adam

    Dave Chappelle ran out on Comedy Central because he was "burnt out"?

    news to me.

    June 18, 2013 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Smoochie Poochie


      June 18, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. sokman

    I am not a racist, people. When I see a young black man driving a nice, newer car, I don't automatically think "he stole that." The first thing that comes to my mind is "that car must belong to his fat, white girlfriend."

    June 18, 2013 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  4. Stoner guy 420

    Who cares this guy is a huge racist!!! He even refuses to take pics with white, Spanish or asian people!!!!! He's also one of the rudest people to meet in public!

    June 18, 2013 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Jill

      BS. I am white, and I used to date him, before he was famous. That is true. Don't care if you think I am full of it. No reason to lie.

      June 18, 2013 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Craig

      I met Dave once. I'm a white guy and he was polite and talked to me for a few minutes. So...maybe you caught him on a bad day?

      June 18, 2013 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • BamaJoeBlunt

      You must have had any weed.Dave will warm up to anyone of any color who passes him a big fat joint.You should have come prepared.

      June 18, 2013 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • WordUpToo

      Uh, I believe he is married to an Asian woman. And here in his home town of Yellow springs Ohio he is widely known as a friendly, open, sociable guy who likes to engage people from all walks of life in conversation, blunt or no blunt.

      June 18, 2013 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Rob

    R. Kelly can fart in my dinner tonight!

    June 18, 2013 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  6. eric

    Turn my headphones up.

    June 18, 2013 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  7. Derek

    Why don't you purify yourself in the waters of lake Minnetonka

    June 18, 2013 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  8. wethepeople

    Come on t i t t y!!!

    June 18, 2013 at 4:18 am | Report abuse |
  9. Rick James

    Cocaine is a hell of a drug.

    June 17, 2013 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  10. palintwit

    " Sarah Palin is like herpes. You're glad to see her go, but you know she'll pop up again. "

    June 17, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |

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