Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle join forces for California comedy tour
LOS ANGELES – As the Golden State prepared itself for a possible snow fling, comedian Dave Chappelle, former Saturday Night Live veteran and the co-host of Comedy Central’s Chappelle’s Show, is taking his brand of comedy to the heart of California with his stand-up performances, along with Rock, who was the host of NBC’s Saturday Night Live from 1988 to 1997 and has performed stand-up comedy since 1976.
Rock and Chappelle will perform together on a full-scale stand-up comedy tour that will begin at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood on Oct. 23. Tickets to the Hollywood Palladium’s free matinee show on Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. are $16, and they go on sale Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, over phone at 800-745-3000 or on the door.
Chappelle began his career as a comedian at age 15 in Chicago, doing stand-up in local clubs before pursuing it as a career.
From there, he got his break in Hollywood when he auditioned for a spot on Saturday Night Live. Following the audition, the host was impressed by Chappelle’s ability to deliver one-liners with a smile and kept him on the show as a writer, eventually replacing Joe Piscopo when he left to become host of The Tonight Show to Chappelle.
Chappelle became a regular on the show from 1975-88, and then a series regular from 1988-1997.
In addition to his time on Saturday Night Live, Chappelle has developed two TV series on Comedy Central: Chappelle’s Show from 1998-2004 and recently he starred in the Comedy Central show that he is executive producing from April 2017 to Feb. 2018, Chappelle’s New Year We Live In, which has episodes airing as early as late 2017.
The stand-up comedian also has a comedy special from last year’s Comedy Central Roast of Michael J.