Dave Chappelle Is Heading On Tour This Summer

dave chappelleAfter his departure from comedy in 2005, Chappelle will return to stand-up this summer.

Dave Chappelle is back and heading on tour this summer.

The stand-up comedian will headline the first-ever live tour for sketch comedy site “Funny or Die,” the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival

The 5-week, 13-city summer tour running from the end of August thru September will also feature Flight of the Conchords, Demetri Martin, Kristen Schaal, and John Mulaney.

rumours of the 39-year-old Chappelle’s return to stand-up started circulating in February when he flaunted new material at New York’s The Comedy Cellar. Later that week he made a surprise appearance during Chris Rock’s set where the pair riffed about a potential tour.

Chappelle abruptly departed from “Chappelle’s Show” in 2005, mid-third season, to escape the pressures of fame, according to an interview with  TIME Magazine. He vanished from the public eye, embarking on a spiritual retreat in Durban, South Africa.

Tickets for the Oddball Festival go on sale Friday on Funny Or Die’s website. Fingers crossed that his co-headlining status, shared with the New Zealand-based musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords, will keep him from being overwhelmed by the spotlight.

Watch a trailer for the tour below.

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