Controversial American comedian Dave Chappelle is set to perform at the 3Arena in Dublin next month.
Ticket sales for the September 14 show begin tomorrow morning, Wednesday August 3, at 9am. Prices start at €67 including booking fee.
“Recognized as one of the greatest comedians of all time, Dave Chappelle was awarded the prestigious 2019 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts,” said a spokesman for MCD Promotions.
“Chapelle’s work in stand-up comedy, writing, producing and acting has earned him more than 30 television and film nominations and awards for projects including his groundbreaking sketch comedy television series, Chappelle’s showguest appearances on Saturday night liveand his comedy specials, which most recently won his fifth Emmy Awards in 2021.”
Chappelle won the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album three years in a row from 2018 to 2020.
In 2017, Netflix quoted Dave Chappelle: Collection 1 as the most watched comedy specials ever released on the network.
The comedian has been embroiled in a number of controversies in recent years, many of which stemmed from jokes he made about transgender people.
In May, the 48-year-old was attacked by a man who pushed him onto the stage while performing at the Hollywood Bowl as part of Netflix’s Is A Joke festival.
Chappelle previously faced backlash over comments on his Netflix comedy special The Closer.
The comedian said “gender is a fact” and shared his support for JK Rowling, who has also drawn criticism for her comments about the importance of sex and women’s rights.
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Last month, a Chappelle show in Minnesota was canceled just hours before he took the stage after a backlash on social media from people offended by his material.
“The Dave Chappelle show tonight on First Avenue has been canceled and is moving to the Varsity Theatre,” the First Avenue venue wrote on Instagram.
“To staff, artists and our community, we hear you and we are sorry.
“We know we have to hold ourselves to the highest standards, and we know we’re going to let you down.
“We’re not just a black box with people in it, and we understand that First Ave isn’t just a space, it has meaning beyond our walls.
“The First Avenue team and you have worked hard to make our venues the safest places in the country and we will continue on that mission.
“We believe in diverse voices and freedom of artistic expression, but honor [sic] that we lost sight of the impact this would have.
“We know there are some who will disagree with this decision; You are welcome to send feedback.”
https://www.independent.ie/style/celebrity/celebrity-news/controversial-american-comedian-dave-chappelle-coming-to-dublin-in-september-41885101.html Controversial American comedian Dave Chappelle is coming to Dublin in September